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#98838 - 06/15/06 06:18 PM water main
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It's been a while since I have done a 200 amp service, I'll be using 4/0 AL for service. #6 to ground rods. Does the water main get #4 ? Sorry to sound stupid just having one of those days.

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#98839 - 06/15/06 06:48 PM Re: water main
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6 for the ground is ok check 250.66

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#98840 - 06/15/06 06:56 PM Re: water main
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250.66 says 4/0 AL with copper ground is #4. Or am I reading wrong?

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#98841 - 06/15/06 07:16 PM Re: water main
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#4 copper to the water main will be fine, and meets code per NEC.

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#98842 - 06/15/06 07:29 PM Re: water main
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If I can run a #6 I will do that any wire I do not have to buy at these prices will help.

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#98843 - 06/15/06 07:37 PM Re: water main
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The ground rod conductor can be #6 but you still have to bond the pipe with #4.
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#98844 - 06/16/06 06:38 AM Re: water main
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oppps


I didn't catch the reference to the water pipe. Sorry

as gfretwell stated.
Interior water pipe requires a # 4 The rods are fine with the #6.


Sorry again


Charlie

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