Originally Posted By: dvalley
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There?s no issue with this installation. Multi-family homes usually have a single service drop which splits inside exterior middle panel and is divided (distributed) amongst the units.
Example: On a two family home, if a SE cable of 100 amps is entering the center panel, then each unit would get evenly distributed into 50 or 60 amps to each meter area. 200 amp SE would divide into 100 per meter.
As far as the ground rod on the outside, if I fail to locate a second ground wire inside the home at the water main piping, then I recommend an additional ground be installed either at the water main (as close as possible to the foundation) or eight feet away from the existing ground outside.
Always disclaim the length of any ground rod as you obviously can?t see the length of any buried rod. I distinctly remember pulling on a rod (at a new construction inspection) and I easily pulled the rod right out of the ground. It was approx.18? long. The GC had told me that he was utilizing this rod on a temporary basis?.Ya ?OK. Nice try.
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