So im remodeling and found out my electrical conduit that carries my lines from the my garage was rotted out. I had exposed electrical wires, still wrapped in sleeves, but exposed buried in the dirt. The lines came from my detached garage, providers Meter to a main shut off Breaker and then inside the house to a panel. My question is, If when i replace all the metal conduit with Sch 80 pvc pipe, is the white neutral act as a ground? The neutral is hooked up at the main service box to the grounding rod using a #6 solid copper wire. so it goes Grounding Rod > White Nuetral #2 wire > Panel in House ? DO i need to run a #6 from my In house panel to the grounding rod in my detached garage? using the schedule 80 pvc?

  • Does the detached garage tap that power for any purpose? How is that wired? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 29 '18 at 6:33
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    What is the location of the main service box where you say the neutral and ground are tied together? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 29 '18 at 6:40
  • The main service box is right next to the meter. – SSB Jun 29 '18 at 20:21
  • The detached garage taps into the power for the garage motor and lights inside the detached garage. It is hooked up from the panel inside the house, negative and a positive #12 solid wire line. – SSB Jun 29 '18 at 20:24
  • Ok so the main power bypasses the garage, goes to the house where there is a meter, main breaker and service panel, then a #12 cable comes back from the house for garage loads. On the neutral-ground bond, still confused. Is there a grounding rod in the garage? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 29 '18 at 20:30

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