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Old 04-19-16, 01:25 PM
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You know the standard solid copper ground wire from the service panel to the outside ground rod. Mine was bent up outside because someone had spilled concrete on it and it sat for years.But it was ok really and was not broken or anything.It was well clamped to the ground rod.

But for insurance I ran a stranded copper wire insulated 6 ga. from where the solid came out of the wall and clamped it on the solid and ran it to the ground rod and used another rod clamp there. So
for about 7 ft I have a double ground or a loop if you want to call it that. All the connections are good and solid. Any electricians here see anything wrong with this???
 
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From your description I would state that what you did was a waste of time and money with no real improvement. Please post a picture showing the original and the new for comparison.
 
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I can't see any problem with your approach. Probably wouldn't have much effect, but no harm.

If you want to protect the GEC (grounding electrode conductor) you can unhook it from the rod, sleeve it in PVC conduit and reconnect to the rod. Do not use metal conduit for this application.
 
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as long as it doesnt hurt anything....i will leave it that way..
 
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Nope.... it hurts nothing.
 
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