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novaguy 01-15-2013 11:23 AM

Routing ground wire from panel to rod

Trying to route my #6 ground wire from the service panel to the two 8-foot ground rods outdoors. How is this normally done? I would rather not drill a hole in the vinyl siding.


joecaption 01-15-2013 12:03 PM

Why not run it behind the siding?

jcrack_corn 01-15-2013 12:07 PM

how do the service wires get there?

novaguy 01-15-2013 12:12 PM

Under the siding. Sounds great!

Service comes in underground.

electures 01-15-2013 04:13 PM

Along the surface of the foundation. If it is subjected to physical damage it needs to be protected.

buddy builder 01-15-2013 05:20 PM

leave it exposed. put it behind the clamps holding the pvc conduit on the service feed. in my area the phone and cable companies hop on to the ground for their use also. years ago i thought i would get smart and put it behind the bricks. the public utility companies looked me up and knocked that in the head. i have heard some areas are requiring them to have their own ground now because of the path a lightening strike will take.

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