Am I going to nee dto move this ground wire?
October 12, 2012 1:45 PM Subscribe
I have a question about my house's ground wire, and may need recommendations for an electrician in Minneapolis.
posted by COBRA! to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having the very, very ugly back steps of my house knocked off and replaced. KICK ASS! But there's a problem: for some damned reason, the house's main breaker box is located right next to the back door, and the ground wire comes down from it along the exterior wall into a PVC pipe that sticks up out of the dirt right next to the steps that are due for demolition (actually, the pipe is kind of embedded in the stucco of the house).
I'm worried that the location of this wire's going to be a problem with the demolition of the existing steps and the pouring of new ones, especially since the contractor wants to widen the steps (and might even be required to because of housing codes; that conversation was a while ago, and I can't remember for sure).
So, my questions: is this likely to be a problem? If it is, is moving the ground wire over a few feet something that I or a sufficiently motivated concrete contractor could do?
If it's a problem but needs to be handled by a professional, I'd love to hear recommendations for an electrician who'd work in south Minneapolis on short notice.