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#65703 - 05/10/06 01:46 PM Grounding conductor
derater Offline

Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 182
Once and for all, let me get it straight; a 200A resi service w/ plastic water lines. Using 2 gnd rods @ 6', the bare ground should be #6, correct? Sorry for beating this horse again.

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#65704 - 05/10/06 01:51 PM Re: Grounding conductor
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No smaller than 6 bare, covered, solid or stranded.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#65705 - 05/10/06 02:03 PM Re: Grounding conductor
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Gold I mean Copper.

#65706 - 05/10/06 06:59 PM Re: Grounding conductor
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
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Right. No matter the service size, a conductor running solely to the ground rod(s) never needs to be larger than #6, unless for physical-damage reasons.
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