Old 04-25-07, 12:36 PM
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i have recently removed a wall in my house that was built in '68. The wiring is the old 2 wire black and white. I am trying to add more wiring to the existing in order to move the wall outlets to different locations. I would also like to ground these new outlets. How can I ground the outlets when there is no ground wire in the old wiring? I was told by an electrician that if i "loop" the black wire at the outlet that i can use a jumper wire and ground that. Is this possible or will I have to run a new wire from the panel that has the white-black-ground and bypass the old. What is the easiest and still safe approach?
Old 04-25-07, 12:51 PM
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You can do nothing by using the existing wiring that you have. Do not ever get advice from anyone that tells you otherwise.

You need to run a new wire from the panel. Abandon the existing wiring (cut out as much as possible) and use a new cable of the appropriate size from the panel to the first receptacle, then to each receptacle in turn.

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