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I think it just says that it can be used for grounding not that it has to be. It doesn’t work very good any way. There are better ways to do it.



Richard Roberts


From: Acharya, Suresh [mailto:Suresh.Acharya(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 1:10 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: Grounding rebar


NEC Section 250 says so. Two #4 bars will do it, but there are certain other requirements. I would leave it to the electrical engineer for details.


Suresh Acharya, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greene, Al [PTS] [mailto:AGFO(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:44 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Grounding rebar

Is there a code requirement that says that rebar in a slab or footing has to be grounded?  I have an electrical engineer telling me NEC says so.

Al Greene, PE, SECB
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