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Old 04-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Temporary Power Panel

I am having a garage/shop built on my back lot. The PoCo will place a meter pan with a disconnect switch (not an OCPD) on a utility pole that is already in place and about 40 feet from the garage.
What will I need for temporary construction power? I know I need GFI receptacles and OCPD but what about the ground? Will I have to drive a rod?


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Old 04-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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We are required to use ground rods on the temps we install.


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Old 04-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Even though temporary, you will need a main breaker load center and ground rods.

Some areas may allow a main lug load center if less than 7 breaker handles (throws).

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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You will actually probably need 2 rods, testing is not worth the cost. Nothing in 590 relieves you from 250.
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