Hey, it's me, the guy who started the long thread about grounding
searching "Grounding Rod Info"
Anyway, I had the service disconnect that was separate from the
(image of the service disconnect)
Well, the electrician that came over told me everything was okay the
was. Then I started explaining why it wasn't (thanks to my education
on alt.home.repair). He left my house saying he was going to have to
the NEC book, then call me back before doing any work.
One idea he was going to "check the book" was regarding the service
disconnect. Of course there are 2 hots and a neutral coming in. What
just have 2 hots and a neutral going out with NO ground. Then, I just
the panelbox as if it were the main service disconnect and treat the
originial service disconnect as a sort of shut off only box. Would
up to code? Why not? Lightning invited into the home?
Also, I got a lightning arrestor and a surge protector from him. He
could just mount them in the panelbox and run them BOTH one of my
breakers (both buses), in this case, my 60 amp AC breaker. Is doesn't
seem safe to have all these wires coming off the same breaker.
Oh, and he told me 0/4 was needed for 200amp power (hots & neutral).
this correct? I thought I heard somewhere that 0/2 was enough?
BTW, I got my Network Interface Device upgraded too. No work outside,
inside. I explained where the GEC was, but the Telco Guy split bolted
the #4 conductor going from the service disconnect to the panelbox.
he left, I switched it to the GEC.
Thanks for your advice.