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    Routing ground electrode conductor in a conduit

    Hi Gents,

    How common is it to route a panel grounding conductor in a conduit that connects the ground rod to a power panel/control panel installed outdoors on a unistrut? Here the function of pipe is to provide mechanical protection for the ground wire and also as a means to provide a waterproof entry into the panel.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    EE

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    Originally posted by FaradayFF View Post
    Hi Gents,

    How common is it to route a panel grounding conductor in a conduit that connects the ground rod to a power panel/control panel installed outdoors on a unistrut? Here the function of pipe is to provide mechanical protection for the ground wire and also as a means to provide a waterproof entry into the panel.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    EE
    I beleive that a #8 for a gec must be run in conduit under all conditions. A #6 may or may not require a conduit depending on location. I have seen that enforced. I usually just run a #4 to avoid any problem. This is for 200 amp and under and the wire sizes I mentioned are based on copper

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      #3
      I like the idea if it's subject to physical damage otherwise we just strap if to the structure.
      Rob

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      All responses based on the 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted

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        #4
        And just be mindful of bonding requirements if using ferrous conduit.

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