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sub panel #57420
10/14/05 04:33 PM
10/14/05 04:33 PM
drgnz23  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 56
los angeles
Im going crazy! I swore i read something in ECM mag that a sub panel in a detttached garage must have a separate ground rod . Is this true or im i mistaken?

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Re: sub panel #57421
10/14/05 04:45 PM
10/14/05 04:45 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Yes that is correct, take a look at 225.30 through 225.40 for all the requirements that you will need to follow for a detached garage panel.

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Re: sub panel #57422
10/15/05 08:21 AM
10/15/05 08:21 AM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ

I read on another web site that it is also useful in case of lightning. You want the lightning to disapate in the earth by the garage in stead of trying to get back to the main house.

Re: sub panel #57423
10/15/05 10:44 PM
10/15/05 10:44 PM
drgnz23  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 56
los angeles
Thanks fellas . I knew i read something about that


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