grounding wall outlets


Old 08-11-02, 06:57 AM
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Question grounding wall outlets

Outlets were covered in paint. Needed to replace. B4 replacing tester indicated open ground on some outlets. As I eplaced them I noticed the boxes are grounded but the receptables were not.
No problem I just grounded the outlets to the box. Two bedrooms are on the same circuit each having 3 outlets in each room, out of the 6 oputlets 2 still show open ground. Third bedroom has 4 outlets all show open ground.
Any suggestions?

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Old 08-11-02, 08:13 AM
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Sounds like your boxes are somewhat poorly and intermittently grounded. The conduit connecting them may not be well connected at all points. Technically, you should replace the ungrounded receptacles with two-slot receptacles without the grounding hole, or else you should provide GFCI protection (the better idea). And you should probably recognize that your grounding probably isn't the greatest in the world, although there are no simple solutions to that.
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