Service Grounding

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We have a situation that will have a remote meter base about 150 feet from the house. We consider this a remote building. We have been requiring bonding and grounding from the first disconnect on the building. In this case the first disconnect is the transfer switch for a standby generator. Is it correct to bond and ground from this location? The transfer switch is the only disconnect on the building. We have a copper water pipe, two ground rods at the building and two ground rods at the remote meter base.
 

bphgravity

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Re: Service Grounding

The bonding of the grounded conductor to the grounding electrode system can be done at any point before the first means of disconnect. This means you can do this at the meter or at the service disconnect. Did this answer the question?
 

hornetd

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Re: Service Grounding

Originally posted by bradfordservicesinc:
We have a situation that will have a remote meter base about 150 feet from the house. We consider this a remote building. We have been requiring bonding and grounding from the first disconnect on the building. In this case the first disconnect is the transfer switch for a standby generator. Is it correct to bond and ground from this location? The transfer switch is the only disconnect on the building. We have a copper water pipe, two ground rods at the building and two ground rods at the remote meter base.
Why do you consider it a separate building? Is there a disconnect at the meter? I don't see any problem with having a grounding electrode connection at the meter. The Rural Electrification Administration required the EGC to terminate in the meter base for many years. Nearly all outdoor transformers have a grounding electrode system that is in the very nature of the MGN power distribution system.
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[ March 20, 2003, 07:03 PM: Message edited by: hornetd ]
 
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