Grounding


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Old 11-30-08, 12:13 PM
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Grounding

Went to replace an outlet. There is no ground wire. The box and the conduit are metal. There is 110V from the box to the hot wire. Do I need to add a ground wire or is this safe and legal?
 
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Old 11-30-08, 12:42 PM
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As long as the box and conduit are metal, and are continuous to the panel (no plastic boxes in between), and there is a good connection at the panel, these can be used for the ground path. Take a short piece of wire and a ground screw (or a ground pigtail) and connect the ground screw on the receptacle to the outlet box.
 
 

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