New guy here with a question. I always try to run a #4 cu conductor to rebar in footer. On a house I was wiring the footer was already poured so I put the conductor on the foundation rebar which was wire tied to the foundation rebar. I was also planning to set a ground rod outside of the house after the framing was completed. Home owner arrived and saw no ground rod just the wire attached to the rebar. He contacted the GC and told him that it needed a ground rod. GC called me and I explained to him that I was planning to drive one outside of the house at the same time I set the main panel. A few days later the home owner stopped by, didn't' see a ground rod, called the gc and told the gc to fire me.
As it turns out he had someone else he wanted to wire the house anyway so it seems that he was just looking for something to get rid of me but was to cowardly to just do it the stand up way. I could care less if he wants someone else to wire his house.
Any way I called him up to explain what I was doing and to find out what he wanted to do about the temp service that was my property. He went off about how he had talked to a "electrical engineer" who had said that you absolutely do not use rebar to ground to. He also tried to explain how the rebar was just laying in the concrete and hadn't been driven into the ground in the footers and that there was plastic and foam insulation under the floor.:rolleyes: He obviously thought that concrete is a insulator.
Here's my question. He drove a ground rod at an angle and bent it up into the wall line. He's planning to attach his ground to the rod under the panel. I told him that it had to be accessible so he's planning to frame an opening so he can get to the clamp. What's the regs on setting a ground rod. Does it need to be outside. I'm not sure if the rod is at less than a 45 Degree angle or not but he talked about driving it at an angle because there is rock.
Also I have always been under the impression that is a grounding source is present that you are required to run a grounding conductor to it. Is that correct? 250.50
According to 250.50 C is it a good ground if you attach the ground wire to a rebar that is bent up out of the foundation and attached to the rest of the rebar in the foundation. According to this website that explains grounding, the network of rebar is considered to be one. http://www.creia.org/files/public/gr...ode_locked.pdf
My understanding is that a ufer ground is superior to a ground rod and that in fact a ground rod would not be needed if it were not for inspectors that required it. Right or wrong?Code:Many jurisdictions require this steel to be in addition to the steel that is already present, despite the fact that the code does not intend for it to be anything other than the original steel. Because of this wide spread misunderstanding, the NEC added language to the 1999 edition stating that the ordinary tie wires between pieces of reinforcing steel are considered sufficient for bonding the sections of steel to each other.
Please ejumacate me because if I'm grounding improperly then I'm the first to want to change my wiring methods to comply.:cool: