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It doesn't rain often around here but when it does odd things sprout up.

Final inspection complete.  The next phase begins: 2100

@wtnhighlander, Funny you should say that.  It rained (well, what we call rain anyway) the few days before the building was going up.  Despite repeated warnings about the electrical trench one guy pul

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What is the item in the first pic? Second pic, new codes here require two ground rods a certain distance apart, after all of these years! ;)

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First pic just shows the holes cut to accept 2" pipe nipples.  Used with conduit lock nuts and insulating bushings this creates a pathway between boxes as per the NEC.  One is for the feeds between service panels.  The other is just in case I need pathway for who-knows-what years from now.

The original plan was two ground rods at a set distance. We even drew it that way originally. Current code allows the use of a WWII era technology; a Ufer ground.  This is a concrete encased electrode and this is what I went with.

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Your OCD has been exposed and shines brightly. :D

Don’t forget the metal strips across the front of the 2x’s although it looks like the holes are far enough back not to be hit by the drywall screws. 

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Glenn, I know nothing about codes in your locale, but experience has taught me that conduit is a wonderful thing for accomodating all those shop changes that weren't anticipated prior to construction. Even if outlet locations remain the same, conduit makes it a breeze to re-pull wire for a heavier circut if needed.

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I was hoping someone else would ask, but alas, I will have to admit my ignorance.  Why so many holes for the Romex?  Is that for multiple circuits coming out of the breaker box?  

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That type of attic ladder is a Major upgrade over the old, flimsy wooden ones.  I put one in the rental house, so two big guys could get a new air handler in the attic.  It held all that weight with no ill effects.

I like those platform ladders too.  I ordered two taller ones, when Lowes had a ladder sale back around Black Friday, and they're still not here yet.

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But where would you store your 6 bags of duck decoys ( unfortunately not used in 15 years) or your 8 wooden crates of 5 cent Coke bottles that you put up there 25 years ago when you built the garage (that has never had a vehicle in it) ? 

And ebay and craigslist are not options as I’m too old to get up there and get them down. OP’s decision is a good one!

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