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Is Your Electrical Wiring Up To Code?

Is your electrical equipment up to code? You may be thinking “Yes, it is” but with code changing so frequently, it could already be outdated.

As time has proven, the old style grounding was grossly inadequate and dangerous. To protect yourself from severe or fatal shock resulting from inadequate grounding, you need to have your grounding system inspected and, if necessary, updated to meet current electrical code.

Current code requires at least a #4 bare copper wire attached with a copper clamp to a clean, copper pipe. This wire must run all the way back to the panel. Code also requires an outside eight-foot grounding rod attached with copper wire to the panel box itself. It is also essential that a deoxidizing agent is used on the copper pipe to assure that it will not corrode and cause a degradation in the grounding connection. Does this sound like the setup you have?

If not, or if you are completely confused about what is required, give Lon Lockwood Electric a call today at (585) 766-4702. We’ll be able to walk you through the necessary requirements and upgrade your equipment should you be lacking any of the above. Remember to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on electrical tips and tricks!