My service panel ground wire broke.

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Old 12-12-15, 09:49 AM
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My service panel ground wire broke.

I was doing some construction very near service panel ground wire and I was going to dig it up temperarily and rebury it but it's very old and it broke above ground. Can I ust get a conector of some sort and rejoin the 2 pieces or what? Thanks.
 
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Old 12-12-15, 10:05 AM
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You can temporarily patch it together but technically you need a continuous ground wire from the panel to one ground rod. (The run(s) to additional ground rod(s) can be spliced on.)
 
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Old 12-12-15, 10:11 AM
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You can use a polaris or split lug bug for a temporary repair. Home improvement stores will have the split lug type which are less costly.

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Old 12-12-15, 06:11 PM
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For a permanent fix you are supposed to be able to use an irreversible compression splice.
something like: Burndy YGS6C Hylink Grounding Irreversible Compression Splice, #6 sol./str. Copper Conductor Size, 2.38" Length: Terminals: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
 
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