Electrical Conductor Color Codeing

Old 09-03-03, 06:01 AM
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Question Electrical Conductor Color Codeing

I realize that Black, Red, Blue, Purple etc. can be used to indicated the hot conductor in a circuit but can different colors be used for Common (White) and Ground (Green) to indicate different circuits?
Old 09-03-03, 07:19 AM
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No, ground may be bare but in home wiring common must be white, but it doesnt mean that all wires you may find in a junction box may be common, someone may have used one as part of a switchloop although it should be remarked. When you see a white nutted to another color this is usually the case.
Old 09-03-03, 02:22 PM
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I believe gray can be used for the common or neutral or grounded conductor.
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Yes gray can be used for the neutral conductor

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