rmeier2 (Robert Meier) July 30, 2019, 1:46am #13. A detached structure with a panel fed by a feeder always requires a grounding electrode system, could be two ground rods. Prior to the 2008 NEC that feeder could be 3-wire with the neutral bonded, 2008 and post 2008 code cycles a 4-wire feeder is required.
Ground rods, lugs, and bars protect you and your household from electrical shock. They also keep electronic equipment safe and limit neutral-to-ground voltage. Ground bars are added into a power panel to terminate ground wires, and ground lugs are used to attach the ground rod wire to the power panel.
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The ground rod would be for lightning...you still need the equipment ground from the main panel to the second building.
The fourth conductor was so the neutral and ground bars could remain isolated from each other in the sub-panel. And a ground rod could be used without neutral current being carried back though earth and the grounding conductors. The overhead three wire triplex service supplies cause some real problems.
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If you need more ground (dry soil, rocky, etc.) run #6 or larger wire out in a "star pattern" from that one ground rod to other ground rods/water pipes/etc. From that center ground rod--that is now your "zero volt" location (in telecom, also called the Ground Window). Run single cables to each of the other points that will need grounding.
Using a ground-fault circuit interrupter is one way of overcoming grounding deficiencies. Summary of Grounding Requirements. Ground all electrical systems. [for exceptions, see 29 CFR 1926.404(f)(1)(v)] The path to ground from circuits, equipment, and enclosures must be permanent and continuous. Ground all supports and enclosures for conductors.