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Electrical Earth Grounding Methods

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How should I install a ground for my electrical service panel? How to Install an Earth Ground System for a Home Electrical Panel.

Electrical System Grounding

Electrical Question: How should I install a ground for my electrical service panel?

This electrical question came from: Larry, a Homeowner from Redlands, California.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical question Larry.

Earth Grounding Using Ground Rods

Application: Grounding an Electric Service Panel.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the grounding method to be used and available access to the project area.
Precaution: If the only ground source for the electrical system will be removed or modified then the electrical service should be shut off until the new ground source can be reconnected. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Making changes to the Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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