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    Bonding to your electrodes

    My question is does it matter or would it be within code guidelines if I did not take my ground wire from my electrode to my main panel, instead can I go from electrode to steel, then steel to main panel. And on bonding the steel, the drawing shows a part b supplemental, here is a pic

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    It seems to me that the real question is are you allowed to do what you want or are you required to do what the contract documents require? All kinds of things are perfectly acceptable to the code but might not be in compliance with the contract documents. You have to abide by both.
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    I am flexible on doing things differently from the prints or contract

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    I like the "grounding bushing" on the 1/2 PVC in detail B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    I like the "grounding bushing" on the 1/2 PVC in detail B.


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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    I like the two "grounding bushings" on the 1/2 PVC in detail B.
    FIFY

    CEE in DETAIL A looks like a pipe rather than bare copper wire or rebar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardmulherin1978 View Post
    My question is does it matter or would it be within code guidelines if I did not take my ground wire from my electrode to my main panel, instead can I go from electrode to steel, then steel to main panel. And on bonding the steel, the drawing shows a part b supplemental, here is a pic

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    personally i like to run from the footer steel to my ground rods into the panel up to building steel all unbroken, always looks good and clean and have never had an issue. I have yet to ever see anything non-pvc for water pipes except for sprinkler. Seems to me the cad operator copy and pasted that 1980's pic as opposed a real engineer's design. I also never use 1/2" pvc for anything underground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudibew View Post
    personally i like to run from the footer steel to my ground rods into the panel up to building steel all unbroken, always looks good and clean and have never had an issue.
    So if the building steel GEC needed to be a 3/0 you would run a 3/0 to the CEE and Rod(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    I like the "grounding bushing" on the 1/2 PVC in detail B.
    Yes...to PVC...that's something that got by the AE, PE, electrical lead (just in case it becomes energized)...simply amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuba_pete View Post
    Yes...to PVC...that's something that got by the AE, PE, electrical lead (just in case it becomes energized)...simply amazing.
    maybe it was deliberate to see if you were paying attention.

    or maybe someone had the bright idea of using the bushing to secure the GEC inside the PVC.

    My guess is someone just copied the detail from an old drawings and didn't look at it real close. Especially since the EC says he is "flexible" about whether he follows the plans or not. if they have given him license to do something different than what is on the plans, what difference does it make what is on the plans anyway?
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