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Grounding a Panel in a Detached Building

What are the Electrical Codes for the Grounding System of a Sub Panel in a Detached Building?

Grounding a Panel

Electrical Question: What are the Electrical Codes for the Grounding System of a Sub Panel in a Detached Building?

Eric in Arizona asks:

Thanks for your consideration.

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

Grounding a Sub Panel in a Detached Building

Application: Installing a Sub Panel in a Detached Building or Garage.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Sub Panel, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Sub Panel should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Arizona. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Electrical Code for a Sub Panel in a Detached Garage

This electrical wiring project is about the NEC Electrical Code for a Sub Panel in the Detached Garage.
NEC Code Terminology Clarification:
A Detached Building refers to a building that is not physically attached to another structure. In this example, this refers to a garage that is not attached to the home.

Sub Panel Electrical Code General Question

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The following article discusses the topic of grounding for a detached building in detail:
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