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Old 12/12/18, 11:44 PM
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I'm sure this has been addressed before but still unclear what to say. 1969 build, single family. Appears to be an upgraded panel in 2012. I know there should be two grounding methods; I see two grounds exiting the panel, but thats it. Couldn't see any grounding rods. The top bare neutral went into an BX type armored cable. So do I mention that I couldn't see any actual grounds? "Actual grounding method couldn't be verified"?
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The service main has an earth ground. The termination of the main ground wire for the electrical service was not accessible.




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So clear and simple, thanks!
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I'm sure this has been addressed before but still unclear what to say. 1969 build, single family. Appears to be an upgraded panel in 2012. I know there should be two grounding methods; I see two grounds exiting the panel, but thats it. Couldn't see any grounding rods. The top bare neutral went into an BX type armored cable. So do I mention that I couldn't see any actual grounds? "Actual grounding method couldn't be verified"?
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Some constructive criticism, you should work on your terminology. The conductors in question are Grounding Electrode Conductors (GEC's) not "grounds". The bare conductor in the cable armor is a GEC not a neutral conductor. If there is a metal water pipe that would be a grounding electrode, same for ground rods. Connection to ground rods are not require to be accessible so it's possible that they're buried.
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Old 12/13/18, 2:25 PM
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Thank you, you are correct and I appreciate your input.
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