Does the electrical utility in your area install a second grounded conductor from their transformer to the service equipment? I've read some posts on other sites stating such is the case in some areas of the country. Isn't that a CODE VIOLATION? Creating a parallel path from the service equipment back to the transformer. What's up with that?
It's not a code violation if all the conductors are paralled. From the stories I read, it's only the GC that's paralled. If the utility insists on a paralled GC, not the ungrounded conductors, all the why to the service equipment. I have a problem with it. IHMO.
Re: Service Parallel Path#1547 05/16/0103:53 PM05/16/0103:53 PM
Dspark, I miss read the original post. I thought we were talking about paralleling the grounded conductor and an equipment grounding conductor. The is no problem with parallel neutrals. Don(resqcapt19)
Re: Service Parallel Path#1550 05/16/0104:33 PM05/16/0104:33 PM
Mike; other posts have really got in depth with this, if you think about it, a lot of our concerns are addressed by having a ground(ing) & ground(ed) conductor back to the X-former. heck ,we gotta do it for a SDS x-former!
besides, they don't ( to my knowledge) make 3000 kcmil .....
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Re: Service Parallel Path#1551 05/16/0105:28 PM05/16/0105:28 PM