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HKFever
ceb58;11834 wrote:
Because it must be tied to the EGC (Equipment grounding conductor) that is ran with the phase conductors.


If the casing is bonded to ground inside the unit doesn't that cover the external location? A ground rod or another earth ground (cold water bond etc.) seems like a viable candidate.
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halp
The install instructions say to connect the lug on the cabinet to a suitable ground or ground rod near the unit. No drawing is supplied.
Guess I'll ask my inspector. Several neighbors have gensets, I will take a look at them also.
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piper18
When I ordered my generator I was told I would need a ground rod.

Bob
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ceb58
HKFever;11835 wrote:
If the casing is bonded to ground inside the unit doesn't that cover the external location? A ground rod or another earth ground (cold water bond etc.) seems like a viable candidate.


That is what needs to be checked. Some times the rubber vibration mounts prevent a good bond. I would trust the EGC before the bonding strap.
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HKFever
ceb58;11855 wrote:
That is what needs to be checked. Some times the rubber vibration mounts prevent a good bond. I would trust the EGC before the bonding strap.


Good point.
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