I understand your parallel neutral dilemma, what they did never should have occurred. If you ever end up with a open neutral, someone could get hurt or worse.
Well to end this I'm not doing the job .. I've decided to walk away. I need 125 feet of trench thru a solid rock shelf to get to the pump location. Im not even sure if I can find a trench contractor that would fool with it. I don't need the head ache and jobs like this seem to always turn out to be a mistake if you take them on. Besides I'm retired I need the easy stuff ...
I briefly told the owner about the issue we have been discussing but I didn't get his attentiuon I don't think. Maybe he will call the county out to look ..hard to say. Sometimes you just have to move on.
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(correction) If it is a "special purpose" circuit, namely not having any "standard" light fixtures or 15 amp or 20 amp receptacles, then it can be more than 20 amps, and without a subpanel and grounding electrode system where it gets to the outbuilding.
Note that the outbuilding may receive only one feed. If you run a special purpose circuit of more than 20 amps, say, for some heavy machinery, then you may not also run a general purpose circuit for lights, etc. This is why you need the subpanel and GES, receiving the single circuit (usually a 120/240 volt circuit aka multiwire branch circuit) with adequate ampacity for both the special purpose loads and general purpose loads.
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