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#211570 - 10/27/13 05:34 PM 400 amp remote service
watersparkfalls Offline

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 210
Loc: Washington...Not DC
I am going to bring 400 amp service to a remote location, meter only no disco's till they terminate at their locations one to the house the second to the shop; The house has a ufer to establish service, however the shop doesn't have a ufer. Would I be required to establish its service at the remote location and bring 4 wires to the shop or can I still establish service at the shop and use 2 ground rods in lieu of ufer? Thanks sparky

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#211571 - 10/27/13 06:21 PM Re: 400 amp remote service [Re: watersparkfalls]
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Two separate buildings can have 2 services off the same drop or "may poled" from a single metered pole in the middle.
I would ask the AHJ how they feel about sending service conductors, building to building after the meter but I can't imagine how it isn't legal.
Greg Fretwell

#211583 - 10/29/13 12:43 PM Re: 400 amp remote service [Re: watersparkfalls]
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If there is no Ufer available, and no footings being installed, then you must use any other available grounding electrode.

With nothing else (Ufer,water,steel,etc) you must install rods, ring, plate.


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