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Old 06-27-18, 08:35 AM
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NEC Compliant?

Hi all - Later this year I'll be helping my brother who has no electrical experience whatsoever with installing a sub-panel in a newly erected garage. In the town in which he and his wife reside they essentially have no codes but I want to do the job per the NEC requirements. His new garage is connected to their house via an attached breezeway. This being a new building, is it still considered an attached garage? I only want to know what the NEC says about this knowing the town does not have a code officer. Correct if I'm wrong; if it's considered an attached building, I will not have to drive in ground rods. Thank you. Roger
 
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Old 06-27-18, 08:40 AM
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If garage is attached it does not require rods.
 
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Old 06-27-18, 08:45 AM
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is it still considered an attached garage?
Here, at least in the county, the electrical is treated as attached. Often the main panel is in the garage and individual house circuits are run through the breezeway ceiling to the house. Of course I can't say for your area.
 
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Old 06-27-18, 09:20 AM
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ray2047 - because the garage is an afterthought, the main panel is in the house. Thanks

pattenp - thanks for confirming that for me.

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Old 06-27-18, 12:10 PM
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I understand your situation was different. Was just telling you how it is treated.
 
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