outlet replacement


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Old 05-05-13, 02:06 PM
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outlet replacement

I am replacing some outlets in a 1950's built house. black, white, and ground coming into metal outlet box, but the ground is connected to the outlet box only. What should I do?

1) disconnect ground from box and wire directly to outlet
or
2)run a connector ground wire from outlet box to outlet
or
3) pigtail incoming ground wire and connect to both the outlet box and outlet
 
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Old 05-05-13, 02:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Door #2 or #3, either one. The grounding conductor must be connected to both the box and the receptacle.
 
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Old 05-05-13, 02:19 PM
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wow that was quick, thank you
 
 

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