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Grounding conductor #65703
05/10/06 03:46 PM
05/10/06 03:46 PM
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derater  Offline OP
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Once and for all, let me get it straight; a 200A resi service w/ plastic water lines. Using 2 gnd rods @ 6', the bare ground should be #6, correct? Sorry for beating this horse again.



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Re: Grounding conductor #65704
05/10/06 03:51 PM
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No smaller than 6 bare, covered, solid or stranded.


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Re: Grounding conductor #65705
05/10/06 04:03 PM
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Gold I mean Copper.

Re: Grounding conductor #65706
05/10/06 08:59 PM
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Larry Fine  Offline
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Right. No matter the service size, a conductor running solely to the ground rod(s) never needs to be larger than #6, unless for physical-damage reasons.


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