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Old 09-24-2009, 06:56 PM   #16
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Hey Junkcollector, can I install the ground rods about 12ft away from the box. I have concrete sidewalk and the closest dirt exposed is about 12 feet away.
Yes, the rods can be as close to the building or as far away as necessary.

Just as long as you can keep the wire protected.
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Will installing the two rods to the panel ground create an alternative path to ground and therefore cause a ground loop in my circuit panel?

I am concerned about electrical shock from ground difference potentials. I read some postings regarding alternative paths to ground and it is a bit scary.

Will the ground rods cause problems , since they are an alternative path to ground?

Any help is appreciated, I am confused.
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What is a ground loop? I am concerned about that.
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A ground loop is a bare copper wire buried in the ground in a loop fashion as another means to create an earth electrode. (Just like a ground rod) Just bond the water main like we said before, and install your ground rods. Relax.
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