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Old 11-29-03, 07:18 PM
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Question code / rough in questions

Hi, I have the following questions:

1) for rough-in - should wires (at a j-box) be stripped and
wire nutted as required, or is simply folding the romex back
into the box enough?

2) for rough-in - should I put the breakers into the panel and
hook the wires to them, or is wires outside of the panel ok?

3) I have replaced some old j-boxes with new "old work" boxes,
on the ceiling fixtures I have the following two questions:

a) these boxes don't have a grounding screw, where do I
ground the wire to? because:

b) I've put on simple porcelain sockets which do not have a
grounding screw, but *DO* have exposed connections. I'm
worried the loose ground wire will short it out. Can anyone
give some advice there?

thanks!
 
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Old 11-29-03, 07:32 PM
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1) Normally the box is left all ready for the installation of the switch or receptacle, with the only loose ends being on the wires that will actually attach to the device.

2) Either is okay since this can be easily inspected at either rough-in or final. Ask your inspector what he/she prefers.

3a) Leave the grounding wire loose for eventual attachment to the grounding wire on the fixture.

3b) If the fixture has no place to attach the grounding wire, then don't attach it. Push it to the back of the box. Since the grounding wire is bare, there is always a danger of it contacting something it shouldn't, whether there is a place to attach it or not. Repacking the box carefully is the key.
 
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Old 11-29-03, 08:39 PM
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thanks john - that'll work for me. I *did* install the porcelain
sockets as you suggested, carefully folding the ground to the
back so it wouldn't contact the exposed connections.

Still seems a little strange.

However, I will be eventually replacing these sockets -
as soon as my wife decides which fixtures to buy

thanks again.
 
 

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