Old 09-10-04, 06:13 PM
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I am using metal boxes for the receptacles and EMT conduit. I went to Lowe's and got the pigtails with the screw for the boxes and the other end as a fork fitting for the receptacle ground screw. Is connecting the receptacle to the box enough to ground the outlet because of the metal boxes and EMT conduit? I was thinking about cutting the fork fitting off and using a screw-on wire connector for the upline, downline, box and receptacle ground wires. Would this be better than just connecting the receptacle ground to the box?

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Old 09-10-04, 08:24 PM
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In most cases the conduit can serve as ground provided the connectors/locknuts & couplings are tight.But the localinspector in your area has the final say. Since you already have the ground wire ran I would connect it with the bonding wire from the box to be safe.
Old 09-11-04, 03:33 PM
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If you have a ground wire present, use it. Only use other means as a last resort if no ground wire is present.

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