Grounding a J box that contains 2 separate circuits

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Old 03-07-05, 07:27 PM
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Grounding a J box that contains 2 separate circuits

If I have a metal 2 gang J box with two duplex receptacles installed and the receptacles are on different circuits should I pigtail the ground wire from both circuits to the box?? Or would using the ground wire from just one of the circuits be sufficient??

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Old 03-07-05, 08:20 PM
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The grounds should be connected together and connect to the metal box and each duplex. You may need pigtails to accomplish this.
 
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Old 03-07-05, 10:40 PM
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Ok thanks. I wasn't sure if it was acceptable to tie the grounds of two circuits together in a junction box.
 
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Old 03-08-05, 04:36 AM
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All grounds get tied together, regardless of which circuit they come from.
 
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