Exterior ground rods driven at pole barn?

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I installed a panel in a guy's pole barn I installed it with two Hots and neutral and a ground from another sub panel in his first accessory building the inspector wants two ground rods connected to the sub panel in the pole barn driven in the ground is this legit or can I tell the homeowner that it's going to be extra if he wants them driven? Any thoughts on this would be helpful guys thanks!! grounding and bonding is screwy between officials maybe the ahj is trying to take authority here
 

infinity

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Connection to a grounding electrode system (GES) is required at the pole barn. If there are no electrodes present then you need to make an electrode. Two ground rods is the simplest method but not the only one. The GEC will connect to the EGC bus in the sub-panel. As far as extra payment that's between you and the customer but IMO since they're required they should have been part of the original estimate.
 

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I installed a panel in a guy's pole barn I installed it with two Hots and neutral and a ground from another sub panel in his first accessory building the inspector wants two ground rods connected to the sub panel in the pole barn driven in the ground is this legit or can I tell the homeowner that it's going to be extra if he wants them driven? Any thoughts on this would be helpful guys thanks!! grounding and bonding is screwy between officials maybe the ahj is trying to take authority here
If you were hired to do the job then IMO you did not finish the job. You should know that rods are required as Infinity mentioned. They need to be at least 6' apart
 

roger

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I installed a panel in a guy's pole barn I installed it with two Hots and neutral and a ground from another sub panel in his first accessory building the inspector wants two ground rods connected to the sub panel in the pole barn driven in the ground is this legit or can I tell the homeowner that it's going to be extra if he wants them driven? Any thoughts on this would be helpful guys thanks!! grounding and bonding is screwy between officials maybe the ahj is trying to take authority here
Unfortunately this ones on you. This has been required for many cycles, read 250.32(A)

Roger
 
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