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I am wiring my pole barn (detached, obviously), mostly for lights and basic electircal needs (no significant loads). I already ran conduit from the main box in the house to a 100 amp panel in the garage, a distance of 110 feet total. I had a 500 Foot spool of THHN/THWN #6 and ran 4 strands through the conduit. I intend to have two "hots" (Black/Red), one neutral (white), and one ground (green). I intend to put in a 40 amp in the house and back feed a 40 amp in the barn. There will be one circuit for lighting and two for outlets. In the barn panel, would it be proper to: Backfeed the circuit breaker with the red and black; Attach the white to the neutral bar(which will not be bonded to the ground or panel); and Attach the green to the ground bar? Do I need ground rods? There are no other connections from the house to the barn.