I just found this site the other day and think itâ€™s great to have a place to air some questions and get some insights on code topics.
I have a question regarding the #8 solid bonding conductor for a pool. I have a customer that has an existing pool and the other day moved the pool pump and heater about 30â€™ away to the back of a pool cabana. He asked me to relocate the electrical to the back of the cabana as well. Iâ€™ll be installing a hand hole to make splices and extend the PVC conduits, however my question is how to extend the #8 solid bond wire since it terminated at the pump. As far as I can see the Code says nothing about the bond wire needing to be â€śunbrokenâ€ť. The hand book even shows the pump, railings, diving board, etc being tapped from the run around the pool. The only requirement that I can see in the code is to use a listed pressure connector or clamp or exothermic weld. Since I donâ€™t have the exothermic weld tool available can I use a split bolt rated for direct burial and splice a piece of #8. Or how about a UF splice kit â€“ itâ€™s a pressure connector listed for direct burial (or am I misapplying the term pressure connector?) Any thoughts?