Is there any actual power wire in the conduit??????
What is on the other side of the wall, where the pipe leads???
Or what is directly above it , any electrical??
Have someone hit the pipe pipe with a hammer and go inside and listen?
Take the cover plate off and see what direction the pipe goes
Can you post a picture of where the green wire disappears into the building????
An overall shot
Hey man, thanks. I posted another picture where it shows the overall shot and I think it leads into the basement Where there are a bunch of other pipes. I'm pretty sure there is just the ground wire in the conduit. I'll definetly have to check it later and take the cover off and I'll post a picture of it.
Hey man, I think it's connected to the circuit breaker I see the same type F ground wire connected to it. Should I leave it connected.
And should the ground rod be deeper
Plus there's already a bunch of ground wires in the breaker so I have no idea if it needs to be in or not
I would say yes keep it
i cannot speak if deep enough
Yes the ground rod should have been driven deeper and the physical protection used for the Grounding Electrode Conductor (GEC) should be suitable for burial in the earth. I'll admit that I am Ass/U/Ming that it is one of the more common 8 foot long rods. If that assumption is correct then it's entire length should be in contact with the soil and the bonding fittings and clamp should be suitable for direct burial. Some AHJs would even require that the conduit must extend to the depth required for burial of the type of conduit used prior to the bend which would take it to the fitting on the ground rod but that is pretty rare.
The other grounds are for other circuits in the house
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You "may" be able to put a toner on the wire like the ones for finding network cabling. I got a cheap offshore one for $20 or so. It may work.
I noticed something - is the conduit with the ground wire grounded? I would be something to get a shock from a conduit with a ground wire in it.
I did think I had already said this but I cannot seem to locate it. That conduit would appear to be the physical protection required for a #6 or smaller Grounding Electrode Conductor. What appears to be missing is the listed bonding fitting at the end of the conduit. A metallic conduit which is used to protect a Grounding Electrode Conductor must be bonded to that conductor at both ends of the conduit. If the conduit goes all the way to the Service Equipment Enclosure and is connected to that enclosure with a connector listed for grounding; which most conduit connectors are; then you will only need to add a listed bonding fitting at the end of the conduit that is adjacent to the rod. Some inspectors will insist that the conduit continue to a bonding fitting that is listed for attachment to the Ground Clamp or to the rod itself. Since the generally anticipated source of physical damage is lawn care and other landscaping equipment the end of the Grounding Electrode Conductor closest to the ground they would want the protection to be continuous to the point of attachment.
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