Re: Grounding Electrode question
If the pipe is unable to be used, then don't use it.
As for the grounding electrodes, code requires there be NO CONNECTIONS in the conductor between the panel and the electrodes. This gives you two options:
- One wire from the panel to the first electrode, passing through the acorn clamp WITHOUT A BREAK and on to the acorn clamp on the second ground rod; or
- Two wires from the panel, one to each ground rod.
You can't add a grounding electrode and just connect it to the existing one, because that would constitute a connection in the grounding conductor.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.