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    conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Hi all,

    I have all my bonding around the pool in but I'm wondering how to handle the conduit containing the bonding wire from the pool to the equipment pad.
    Do I embed the end of the conduit within the concrete and run the bonding wire through it before the concrete is poured?
    Do I let the bonding wire come out of the poured concrete and put the conduit next to it such that you can see the bonding wire come out of the conduit?

    Something different?

    thanks,
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    I thought the bonding wire was supposed to be in contact with the ground, not in conduit ... but this is a subject I am unclear about.
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    I thought the bonding wire was supposed to be in contact with the ground, not in conduit
    That is my understanding as well.
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    I thought the bonding wire was supposed to be in contact with the ground, not in conduit ... but this is a subject I am unclear about.
    Hmm, My electrician suggested a conduit to protect the bonding wire from the concrete decking to the pool pad. Maybe that's why I can't find any info about the conduit.

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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Well the concrete decking around the pool needs to be bonded as well ... will it have rebar in it and is that connected to the bonding grid?

    I suppose if everything that needs to be bonded around the pool is, then maybe you could run it in a conduit to the edge of the deck and then continue on through the ground.
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    No conduit for the bonding wire, just bury it.
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Code calls for bare wire to be burred 4 to 6 inches below grade. Do not place in conduit.

    The idea is that the bonding system will pick up any stray current in the area and make sure everything has the same level of current. In one sense its the opposite of insulation.
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    Re: conduit from concrete deck to equipment pad (bonding)

    Thanks!
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