no ground?

Old 06-24-03, 03:52 PM
mike the canuck
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Talking no ground?

I have a question regarding old light switches...I have an old home that I am renovationg and although the wiring is intact and fine, I have found that some of the old switches (light) have onlt two wires running to them ( no ground). What can I do about this? Can I buy a new one that will work?

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Old 06-24-03, 03:59 PM
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Are your receptacles grounded? Do you have a grounding wire in your switch boxes? If not, are your switch boxes themselves grounded via conduit?

If you have a source of grounding, it's pretty easy to buy a grounding switch and hook it up. But first, you must figure out if you have a source of grounding at your switch.
Old 06-26-03, 08:34 AM
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Do no conclude that only 2 wires at a switch outlet-box indicates an absence of Ground. If it's a metal 2-wire cable clamped to a metal outlet-box, the switch-box is Grounded.

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