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Tap conductors #58063
10/28/05 12:20 AM
10/28/05 12:20 AM
Tripp  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 99
There was recently a thread that dealt in part with this topic, but for the life of me I cannot find it. My question is: WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A TAP CONDUCTOR? I find it nowhere in the NEC. More specifically, when you terminate a #8 copper in a box for a raqnge recept, can you pigtail the grounds to a smaller AWG? Is this a "tap"?

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Re: Tap conductors #58064
10/28/05 08:59 AM
10/28/05 08:59 AM
Ryan_J  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
You will find your definition in 240.2.

Also, what you describe is not a tap, it is an undersized equipment grounding conductor [Linked Image]

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Re: Tap conductors #58065
10/28/05 03:27 PM
10/28/05 03:27 PM
Tesla  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,273
Sacramento, CA
Tripp, you're hunting for table 210.24....

Also study 240.5 particularly 240.5(2)

Also study 210.19 (A)(3) exceptions #1,#2

Also study 210.19 (A)(4) exception #1 (c)

These tap conductors are limited to 18 inches.



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