Grounding Hot Water Heater.


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Old 10-11-03, 10:01 AM
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Grounding Hot Water Heater.

My hot water heater is not grounded.
I am running the new 10-2 w/G today, and was told to run the ground wire to the grounding screw on top of the W/H.
But There is a cable clamp to clamp the romex into,(at the top of the water heater)then wire to the 220 V terminals.

Now for the ground, should I run the romex into the clamp, then bend the grounding wire back up(180 degrees) and through the clamp to be able to attach it to the grounding screw on the top?

It is an A.O. Smith Model ees 40 913 if that helps.
Thanks, Tony D.
 
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Old 10-11-03, 10:14 AM
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I would run the wire through the romex clamp. This would give a little support in case the wire gets pulled.
 
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Old 10-11-03, 10:54 AM
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[SIZE=3]Yes, so IOW through the clamp, then back up(180 degrees) and to my ground screw on top of the tank?

Thanks, Tony D.[/SIZE]
 
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Old 10-11-03, 11:44 AM
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Look at the cover over the wiring compartment. There should be a raised area for your wire to come out of the wiring compartment and attach to the screw. There should be no need to come back out thru the connector.
 
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Old 10-11-03, 04:16 PM
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[SIZE=3]pcboss, How Right You were! Thank You Very Much
Thanks, Tony D.[/SIZE]
 
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Old 10-15-03, 08:10 PM
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oops! I misread the question. PCBOSS is correct.
 
 

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