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Old 06-14-2014, 03:51 AM   #31
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The resistance of the neutral will be many times lower than earth. The high resistance of earth is why the GEC never needs to be larger than #6.

The concrete in the footer stays moister than the earth around a ground rod and also has many times the contact area compared to a rod.
That makes sense when put in simple terms like that.

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Old 06-15-2014, 11:32 AM   #32
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It may/might .... depends on voltage and resistivity
The devils in the details ... I am assuming here since you do not give details .. you say " It provides a path to complete the circuit no? " So what exactly do you mean ? Give an example how it would complete a circuit for your home via the GEC.

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