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#72126 - 11/19/06 08:06 PM swimming pool bonding wire
97_watts Offline
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Registered: 11/19/06
Posts: 3
Loc: West Jordan,Utah
Does the solid #8 wire leaving the swimming pool bonding grid going to the pool pump require protection (ie. condiut)?

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#72127 - 11/19/06 08:27 PM Re: swimming pool bonding wire
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
It is a local call. I don't know of any specific code language that requires it.
The real question is how exposed is it to damage?
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#72128 - 11/20/06 04:28 AM Re: swimming pool bonding wire
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
This came up in code class last week. In Mass a # 8 solid from the pump to the grid. Thats it. Mr. Master Electrican said dont read anything else into it. ITS DONE>

#72129 - 11/20/06 07:47 AM Re: swimming pool bonding wire
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Registered: 02/25/06
Posts: 138
Loc: TX, USA
The problem with protecting it is no longer visible and could be broken in the pipe or stuck in the pipe and not connected.

In tx, it's left exposed. The more surface contact with earth the better. This also keeps the area between the two points at equipotential with the pump and the pool.


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