Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    574

    Default Remote panel in remote building

    This remote panel is located in a detached building and has a secondary ground connection. (which I believe must be provided??) Should this second ground be connected to the isolated neutral terminal bar as shown in the picture??

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Inspection Referral SOC
    Ken Amelin
    Cape Cod's Best Inspection Services
    www.midcapehomeinspection.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,899

    Default Re: Remote panel in remote building

    If the feeder is 4 wires, the ground needs to be on the isolated ground bar. This bar would also have the connection from the ground rod. No bond screw or strap should be installed.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,549

    Default Re: Remote panel in remote building

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    If the feeder is 4 wires, the ground needs to be on the isolated ground bar. This bar would also have the connection from the ground rod. No bond screw or strap should be installed.
    Neutral needs to be isolated, no ground strap or screw.

    All grounding conductors should be on the ground bus bar, not the neutral bus bar.

    Jim, I was not aware of a rule for the grounding bus bar to be isolated from the panel box. Is that what you are saying?

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,899

    Default Re: Remote panel in remote building

    The isolation is from the neutral. The ground bus is screwed to the enclosure.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    MONTREAL QUEBEC-CANADA
    Posts
    1,842

    Default Re: Remote panel in remote building

    No more sub panels?
    Making some here happy

    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
    Call (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732
    Our Motto; Putting information where you need it most, "In your hands.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,549

    Default Re: Remote panel in remote building

    Thanks, Jim.

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    No more sub panels?
    Ken quit inspecting submarines years ago.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •