Routing ground electrode conductor in a conduit

FaradayFF

Senior Member
Location
California
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
 

Eddie702

Senior Member
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
 

infinity

Moderator
Staff member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Journeyman Electrician
I like the idea if it's subject to physical damage otherwise we just strap if to the structure.
 
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