How to ground a service panel NOT!

480sparky

Senior Member
Todays' service call: Home inspector said the main panel in the basement wasn't grounded properly.

Just GroundI It to That Pipe.jpg
 

jaggedben

Senior Member
Electrician pointed in the general direction of the water pipe and the helper was unclear on the concept?
 

sameguy

Senior Member
Need to see the service to see what's going on. From your picture I agree with the missed the water pipe by that much, 99!
 

kwired

Electron manager
Is that raceway still bonded if you remove the bonding jumper in question?

May not be a grounding electrode but instead a bonding jumper for equipment grounding purposes.

May still need additional grounding electrode ran if there is none already.
 

480sparky

Senior Member
Is that raceway still bonded if you remove the bonding jumper in question?

May not be a grounding electrode but instead a bonding jumper for equipment grounding purposes.

May still need additional grounding electrode ran if there is none already.
It's simply a bare ground from the panel to the conduit. The raceway goes directly to the panel. This is merely a redundant ground path. Does not attach to anything going to water pipe or electrode. I relocated it about 6" to the cold water pipe and verified the jumper at the meter.
 

kwired

Electron manager
It's simply a bare ground from the panel to the conduit. The raceway goes directly to the panel. This is merely a redundant ground path. Does not attach to anything going to water pipe or electrode. I relocated it about 6" to the cold water pipe and verified the jumper at the meter.
Answered my questions I guess.
 
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