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Re: ground question here...

terry is right here, if the sub panel is more then 3' away from the main
distribution panel, then it should ""by code" have it's own ground rod.
i really wouldn't use the bare wire fore a neutral either, so you could
always  run a 12\2 into the house and use both of them for N, and use
the bare fore another G between boxes. also now a days the grounds all
go on there own bus and N's all on another, this way if something goes
to ground there is no chance of a cascade of tripped breakers in the
main. this goes for the main dist. panel as well.