Grounding conductor not applied- inspection question


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Old 02-01-17, 07:05 PM
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Grounding conductor not applied- inspection question

I'm trying to sell our house (almost 30 years old) and we are deficient with the inspection. It reads "A grounding conductor was not applied and appeared not properly connected" . . .

Short story, the buyer demands we fix it for the sale, but could someone please help me understand the issue? All of the grounding conductors seem attached to me (label A). It also appears as if all of the grounding conductors (label B) are connected to (label A).

Thank you for any help understanding what the issue is here.
John

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Old 02-01-17, 07:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

"A grounding conductor was not applied and appeared not properly connected" . . .
Is that all it says ?

That is a main panel which means the neutral and grounds can go anywhere on those two combination ground/neutral bars. I do see the neutral bond screw in place.

Now that it's noted on a formal inspection form.... it must be repaired by a licensed electrician.

A larger picture or several pictures would be more helpful for us to see better detail.
 
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Old 02-01-17, 08:02 PM
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I don't see a grounding electrode conductor (GEC). This would be the single wire between the neutral/equipment ground bus and the grounding electrodes, either a metallic water main or a driven ground rod. The minimum size of this wire would be #6 (about 5/16 inch in diameter) and under some instances it could be larger. There may also be two such wires under certain circumstances, one to the water main and the other to the ground rod. Sometimes two ground rods are required, especially when no metallic water main exists.

Some utilities require the GEC to be terminated in the meter base. You can look to see if there is a wire leaving the meter and going directly to the earth.
 
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Old 02-02-17, 05:12 AM
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Thank you for the detailed replies and information! That was very helpful...

Now I can contact an electrician and explain the situation.
 
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Old 02-02-17, 07:31 AM
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The green bond screw is in place on the top of the right side bar.
 
 

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