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#91265 - 01/08/05 06:56 PM Bonding CW ?  
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What size ground wire for 600 amp service?to the CW pipe.

also is every metel box required to have a ground pig tail? we always use ground pig tails in our switches and receps but what about above the ceiling?


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#91266 - 01/08/05 08:24 PM Re: Bonding CW ?  
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3/0 CU or 250 MCM Al. Is the maximum sized Grounding Electrode Conductor.

Every metal box in which circuit conductors are spliced within a box, or terminated on equipment within or supported by a box must be bonded to the Equipment Grounding Conductor.

250.148 Continuity and Attachment of Equipment Grounding Conductors to Boxes.
Where circuit conductors are spliced within a box, or terminated on equipment within or supported by a box, any separate equipment grounding conductors associated with those circuit conductors shall be spliced or joined within the box or to the box with devices suitable for the use. Connections depending solely on solder shall not be used. Splices shall be made in accordance with 110.14(B) except that insulation shall not be required. The arrangement of grounding connections shall be such that the disconnection or the removal of a receptacle, luminaire (fixture), or other device fed from the box will not interfere with or interrupt the grounding continuity.
Exception: The equipment grounding conductor permitted in 250.146(D) shall not be required to be connected to the other equipment grounding conductors or to the box.
(A) Metal Boxes. A connection shall be made between the one or more equipment grounding conductors and a metal box by means of a grounding screw that shall be used for no other purpose or a listed grounding device.


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