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Plumbvoltage 06-04-2009 07:32 AM

How would you run the ground wire outside?
 
I will be running the electricity to my detached garage and was wondering how do you prefer to run the bare #6 ground from the panel to the ground rod. Would you just drill a hole in the siding and run it out or would you use say 1/2" pvc conduit through a lb and conduit to ground level. I know the ground on my shop where the power is going to be coming from is just through a small hole in the wall and I don't really like it like that.

Grampa Bud 06-04-2009 07:40 AM

Your #6 ground should be connected to your meter box. Plus I could be wrong but it seems to me that the general consensus among all the pipe benders on this site is that your electrical system should only have one earth ground point, that being the #6 ground wire.

InPhase277 06-04-2009 07:48 AM

I suppose you mean that you are running a feeder to your garage from the house? The ground wire can go outside by any means you prefer; it can be a hole down low, or PVC and LB as you mention, or Seal-Tite, etc. If you use a metal conduit, keep in mind there are special bonding requirements.

jerryh3 06-04-2009 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grampa Bud (Post 282588)
Your #6 ground should be connected to your meter box. Plus I could be wrong but it seems to me that the general consensus among all the pipe benders on this site is that your electrical system should only have one earth ground point, that being the #6 ground wire.

I believe he's referring to grounding conductor running from the sub-panel to earth.

Plumbvoltage 06-04-2009 12:43 PM

[quote=InPhase277;282590]I suppose you mean that you are running a feeder to your garage from the house?by quote]
Yes that is what I meant to say.

Plumbvoltage 06-04-2009 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 282605)
I believe he's referring to grounding conductor running from the sub-panel to earth.

Yes :yes::yes:


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