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Old 07-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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Grounding rod required?


Do I need a grounding rod for a subpanel attached to my house but on the opposite side from my main panel? about 40 ft across

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:59 AM   #2
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Grounding rod required?


As long as it's attached to the same structure, no. You only need rods if the subpanel is in a detached structure.

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Grounding rod required?


I assume it will be fed with 4 wires is that correct?
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Grounding rod required?


thinking your find, if its fed with 4 wire/220. Where i live a few monthes ago i hired an electrician to replace my main panel and re-use of existing panel as a sub panel in my garage. Inspector cam spendt some time looking and signed off. It has #6 wire running to it. It is 50 am service, i think the run is about 40 ft. but that is acceptable where i live. no new grounding rod was needed, however when i hd my main box upgraded, they added a ground to my water pipe and 2 new ones on m yard.

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