Old Wiring To New?


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Old 02-02-04, 09:12 PM
bdek
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Old Wiring To New?

I have some existing BX wiring in a house that was built in 1929. The circuit is sized at 15amps. and comes from the panel.

Can I extend non metallic (Romex) 14/2 w grnd. wiring (from an existing box) to a new light or duplex receptacle with a new box. How do I deal with the ground wire in the cable in the new box and old box if there is no ground wire present in the old box?

Also if this new box is located in the basement how do I insure that the new box is grounded properly and safe?

Is there a reasonable code compliant solution to this problem?
Options possible?

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Old 02-03-04, 07:18 AM
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If it were me, I'd just run a whole new wire from the box.
 
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Old 02-03-04, 08:48 AM
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If the old circuit is not grounded, then the code prohibits extending it. If it is in fact grounded, you just connect the new bare ground in the romex to the old box and also connect the bare ground to the new box, if it is a metal box.
 
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Old 02-05-04, 08:12 AM
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I will be running a new grounded circuit from the panel. This way I will know that installation in the basement is well grounded.

Thanks guys.
Bob
 
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Old 02-05-04, 09:21 AM
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Good move. Let us know if you have any other questions.
 
 

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