Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Ground bar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Glen bunie, md, us
    Posts
    64

    Ground bar

    I have ground bar next to building outside that has the main building grounding electrode conductor system with bonding jumpers and grounding electrode connected to the ground bar. The ground bar is bare copper not in any enclosure. Does the code require the ground bar to be protected?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Bremerton, Washington
    Posts
    7,933
    No. Perhaps no need to worry as it likely will be stolen soon.
    But it would be easy to protect, use a large PVC enclosure, cut the back out and mount over your ground bar/wires
    Moderator-Washington State
    Ancora Imparo

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Glen bunie, md, us
    Posts
    64
    I meant protection in terms of providing protecrion from rain, sleet, snow, weather condition so that gnd bar dunctions properly not theft. Anything on code about the gnd bar protection?
    Quote Originally Posted by tom baker View Post
    No. Perhaps no need to worry as it likely will be stolen soon.
    But it would be easy to protect, use a large PVC enclosure, cut the back out and mount over your ground bar/wires
    Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    25,857
    Quote Originally Posted by hhsting View Post
    I meant protection in terms of providing protecrion from rain, sleet, snow, weather condition so that gnd bar dunctions properly not theft. Anything on code about the gnd bar protection?
    I don't think so but it's a good question. We put intersystem bonding terminals outdoors with no protection.
    Rob

    Moderator

    All responses based on the 2014 NEC unless otherwise noted

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Glen bunie, md, us
    Posts
    64
    Lexan cover for ground bars such as this: https://stormpowercomponents.com/pro...t-5-8-hardware , is that something that can be placed over ground bars located outside instead of PVC enclosures? Anyone here have any experience?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by hhsting View Post
    I have ground bar next to building outside that has the main building grounding electrode conductor system with bonding jumpers and grounding electrode connected to the ground bar. The ground bar is bare copper not in any enclosure. Does the code require the ground bar to be protected?
    No but it has to be a certain size.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •