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#99990 - 10/02/06 08:57 PM remote building
Sparky_1 Offline

Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 14

My costumer wants to power up some existing lights in a commerical
building that has the service disconnected and service wires removed. Six foot away is another building with power in it, my plans are to run a short span of triplex from one building to the other and supply the lights with a single 20 amp circuit. Is this installation ok if I supply a service rated disconnect and bond the ground to the existing equipment?

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#99991 - 10/03/06 09:02 AM Re: remote building
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Just remember to isolate the neutral in the second building and this is pretty straight forward. Bond the EGC to the building grounding system, connect your lighting circuit to the disconnect from your feeder.
Greg Fretwell

#99992 - 10/03/06 03:50 PM Re: remote building
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And, of course, connect to the ground rod for the second building.

#99993 - 10/03/06 04:08 PM Re: remote building
mikesh Offline

Registered: 06/07/06
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If you are using triplex to feed the second building you will not isolate the neutral and will be providing a new ground electrode connected to the new neutral. If you are housing livestock in the second building this is the only permissable way to do this unless a tingle voltage isolator is installed between the ground and neutral.
If you are feeding the second building with ACWU, teck90, pipe and wire then you may run a bonding conductor to the second building panel and isolate the neutral from the ground.

#99994 - 10/04/06 05:03 AM Re: remote building
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Thanks people,

Renosteinke, does the single circuit
EGC still connect to the ground rod?
250.32 (A) exception

#99995 - 10/04/06 09:34 AM Re: remote building
tdhorne Offline

Registered: 03/22/01
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You must bond the Equipment Grounding Conductor of the branch circuit to the existing Grounding Electrode System. If you run quad-plex you can use either a multi wire branch circuit or if it's thirty amperes or more you can use it as a single phase feeder to supply the existing equipment.
Tom Horne
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