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Solid or stranded GEC #1902
06/06/01 07:14 AM
06/06/01 07:14 AM
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Redsy  Offline OP
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All this talk about GECs made me wonder, does anyone use stranded #6 & #4 for GECs. I always do, but someone (a plumber) asked me recently "is that O.K.?" I never thought about it till then, and have had many inspected. 250-66 doesn't specify solid. I think stranded costs more, but its easier in the muscles.

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Re: Solid or stranded GEC #1903
06/06/01 10:58 AM
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Although 310-3 stipulates conductors installed in raceways, it seems to be the only place where stranded is required. But there may be "Exceptions" elsewhere in the Code.

Re: Solid or stranded GEC #1904
06/06/01 02:20 PM
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I use typically use solid because it does not require as much protection from damage as stranded does.

Re: Solid or stranded GEC #1905
06/06/01 07:15 PM
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I usually run stranded as it is much easier to work with, and when exposed, easier to install without kinks.

GEC can be solid or stranded, insulated, bare or covered. 250-62

310-3 exception would apply. Therefore, the GEC can be solid when installed in conduit. I'd like to than Don for pointing this out to me previously.

Tom


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