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Old 10-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #31
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #32
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That metal conduit the service conductors are in, if it continues underground for more than ten feet, it could be a legal second electrode. No ground rods would be necessary.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #33
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That metal conduit the service conductors are in, if it continues underground for more than ten feet, it could be a legal second electrode. No ground rods would be necessary.
No way, it would have to be driven...
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That metal conduit the service conductors are in, if it continues underground for more than ten feet, it could be a legal second electrode. No ground rods would be necessary.
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That metal conduit the service conductors are in, if it continues underground for more than ten feet, it could be a legal second electrode. No ground rods would be necessary.
I don't recall seeing that "leftover buried conduit electrode" section in Article 250 of the NEC. Mind pointing it out?
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250.52(A)(5)(a), 2008 codebook. "Grounding electrodes of pipe or conduit..." Wise guy.
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250.52(A)(5)(a), 2008 codebook. "Grounding electrodes of pipe or conduit..." Wise guy.
Well paint me blue and call me Babe! The "leftover buried conduit electrode" is actually specifically endorsed by the NEC. I'd never heard of that before.
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first: This is the main fuse panel for the whole house.

Then: Just to clarify this is the one and only panel for the house. The wires in the picture are the main power wires coming from the street. I realize these stay live if the main breaker is switched off. What I didn't know if it the main breaker being off was enough to move the ground wire
Where is this main breaker you keep mentioning?
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That code does not cover the conduit the service entrance conductors are run thru, and you would still need two.

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