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EC&M Asks Video — Can the Main Grounding Electrode Conductor Be Spliced?

Nov. 28, 2022
Randy Barnett answers reader-submitted questions regarding grounding and bonding topics.

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In Episode 4 of “EC&M Asks,” a new video series featuring subject matter experts (SMEs) answering reader-submitted questions regarding popular electrical topics, Randy Barnett, a journeyman electrician, inspector, author, trainer, and electrical safety expert covers audience questions about grounding- and bonding-related topics. He discusses if main grounding electrode conductors (GECs) can be spliced and provides recommendations for grounding diesel engine-driven back-up generators or natural gas-driven generators.

“EC&M Asks” is a video series that enlists the technical expertise of our brand’s subject matter experts to answer our readers’ most pressing electrical questions. Posted twice per month, these quick videos offer Q&As on topics related to various installations, applications, and troubleshooting scenarios. When our readers ask, EC&M answers.        

About the Author

Randy Barnett | Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional

Barnett is an NFPA-certified electrical safety compliance professional with more than 35 years of industrial electrical construction, maintenance and training experience. He has worked as a journeyman electrician in nuclear and coal-fired power plants, on railroad locomotives and in various manufacturing environments. He is the author of “Commercial and Industrial Wiring” from ATP Publishers, the EC&M Book, “Introduction to Industrial Electrical Maintenance” and numerous articles. Randy conducts electrical code and safety classes worldwide and holds the NCPCCI General Electrical Inspector Certificate. He can be reached at [email protected].

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