Strip ground or not?

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Old 09-19-07, 10:45 AM
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Strip ground or not?

I plan on replacing some old BX cable (kind with cloth insulation on wires and no ground wire) because the wire insulation is severely frayed in a junction box. I plan on replacing it with with the same guage MC cable (black, white, green wires). The question is inside the breaker box should the insulation be stripped off the green ground wire, or just left as is and connected to the ground buss?

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Old 09-19-07, 10:50 AM
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it wouldnt matter, insulated or not. just as long it makes contact with the bar.
 
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Old 09-19-07, 10:52 AM
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I am confused about your question. Of course the insulation _must_ be stripped, but only far enough to permit a good connection at the grounding bus or terminal.

If you are asking if the insulation needs to be stripped back so that the _entire_ ground conductor is bare in the panel, there is no need to do this. Just the end where a connection is being made.

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Old 09-19-07, 10:58 AM
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like winnie posted and quote

Originally Posted by winnie View Post
Just the end where a connection is being made.
 
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