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Garage Wiring and Electrical Service Panel

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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Electrical Question: I have recently added on a 3 stall garage and need more power. The easiest way is to run a new panel with another meter.

Please help.

This electrical question came from: John, a Contractor from Tower City North Dakota, Cass county.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.

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2 Responses to “Garage Wiring and Electrical Service Panel”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    If multiple ground rods will be installed then they should e 6 feet or more apart.
    A continuous conductor may be installed as long as it is protected.
    The size of the ground conductor is determined by the size of the main electrical service.
    Please see the Electrical Codes for Grounding for more information.

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    I hope this helps,

  2. Jonathan Teagan says:

    I am told that I will need two ground rods for my garage.The garage was wired a long time ago and only has 3 #6 wires from the main panel. I want to bring it up to code. Do I need to pull a ground wire from the house main? Or can I just use the double ground rod? Also how far apart should the ground rods be. I know the code says 16 feet for separate grounds but these would be for one panel. Also can I run one continuous wire from one rod to the other and on to the panel?

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