Hot ground wire?


Old 08-07-13, 06:47 AM
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Hot ground wire?

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Hello everyone,,
As strange as it may seem it is true there are ground wires that are hot,,,
I used a tester,one side touching the hot and the other side touching the water pipe I have 110volts,,,then touched the gas pipe in same sequence ,, 110 volts again but neutral to ground nothing,,,am working on this problems as I write,,have a great day I'll be back in the afternoon and post what I find...

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Old 08-07-13, 07:31 AM
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You will see 120v from hot to ground.... whether that ground is a water pipe or gas pipe.

You should never see voltage from neutral to ground.
Technically they are at the same potential and from neutral to ground is a dead short.

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