Ground conection


Old 01-18-05, 09:52 PM
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Ground conection

Im splicing four 14/2 in a 4x4 box, Im wondering what is the correct way to conect the grounds can i use one of conductors ground wire to loop around the box ground screw and continue as a pigtail to conect with the other three ground wires?

Should i just conect a pigtail and the four ground wires together?

or should i use one of the special ground conectors[ with a hole on the top to let one of the grounds through it]
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Old 01-18-05, 11:45 PM
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I use your first method, always cutting the cable feeding the box a bit long and having it enter the box near a ground screw. I figure there's less clutter this way.

Also curious to know if this is acceptable.

The only problem I imagine is that in the case of that cable being violently pulled a few inches out of the box the ground would break instead of stretch. On the other hand it's harder to pull out with the ground looped around a screw.

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