Old 06-19-05, 12:38 AM
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Part of my house has old wiring in that it is 12-2, no ground wire in the Romex cable. I want to get the outlets in those rooms equiped with grouned receptacles. The 12-2 wiring is in very good condition and was well done when installed probably 50 years ago. Can I just thread in a no. 12 green or bare wire into those outlet boxes and run them to a common that I connect to a ground terminal in the intake box? I know that it will do what I want it to do but is that permissible? The wiring book that I have seems to imply that you can do that but doesn't come right out and say it. I don't like to wire in receptacles that have the grounding connection but have no ground wire attached.
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Old 06-19-05, 05:40 AM
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I think we gave our opinions of your question in another post asking the same question. So I wont go into it again...hope you do not mind.

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