As Joe said no color marking is neccesary. This one seems to offer some confusion. I have worked with electricians who have insisted it must be marked green. I have had an inspector demand that I mark the entire run of insulated # 4 thhn with green tape every foot. His reasoning was that someone could confuse this wire with coax catv wire. Perhaps the solution is just use bare wire.
Re: Color Code for GEC in a Main Service Panel#83928 02/25/0307:24 AM02/25/0307:24 AM
18-27-250.64. Grounding Electrode Conductor Installations. Grounding electrode conductors shall be installed as specified in (a) through (e) of this section.
Raceways for grounding electrode conductors shall not contain other conductors. The outer finish of an insulated grounding electrode conductor need not be identified except that it shall not be white or green. Flexible conduit and armored cable shall be permitted to be used in existing buildings for grounding purposes only where this ground is concealed or a major portion of the ground is concealed. An approved nonferrous metal tag shall be attached to the ground clamp giving warning against its removal.
Re: Color Code for GEC in a Main Service Panel#83929 02/25/0304:33 PM02/25/0304:33 PM
I've had to drive 100 miles to change a piece of tape that one of the guys put on a GEC for a transformer. And it still makes me mad. The job couldn't stop for me to argue my case. The inspector had no reason to deny the job. There's no requirement for a GEC to be any color, but now I just strip 'em bare where exposed so I don't have to deal with it...S
Re: Color Code for GEC in a Main Service Panel#83933 03/05/0310:17 PM03/05/0310:17 PM
Had a Non-Compliance issue in Fullerton just recently, where I was helping my Father do a Residential Service upgrade. I left the GEC's Insulation Black, and that was written up as the only correction. AHJ wanted Green, so I taped them Green and all is OK now.
Not something to start an arguement or debate over, but I would have liked to ask for an article quote, just to verify we were all on the same Hz
Scott " 35 " Thompson Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Color Code for GEC in a Main Service Panel#83934 03/06/0308:06 AM03/06/0308:06 AM
Scott, I have said it a million times. Any job, anywhere, any inspector. If they feel the need they will come up with something. Even if it is bullbleep. Your inspector has now created a violation as this is NOT and equipment grounding conductor it should not be green. It might have been good to mention this. Even inspectors can learn something new.