Isolated Ground Receptacle Question


Old 12-31-13, 04:09 PM
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Isolated Ground Receptacle Question

I have recently wired a barn/garage/man cave/workshop type area. I bought a quantity of isolated ground receptacles at a surplus store at a very reasonable price, simply because they are orange and have that small triangle on them that resembles the Allis Chalmers farm tractors that I collect and store in this building (I think they look cool with the rest of the décor). My question is; aside from codes, is there any issue with using these receptacles as plain old outlets? I couldn't care less about noise or any of that but want to be sure this is safe. I used metal boxes and face plates, attached ground wire from panel to ground screw (green) in metal box and then to ground screw (green) on receptacle.
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Old 12-31-13, 04:52 PM
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As long as both the ground on the strap and the ground from the third prong are connected to any grounding conductor and the metal box you are fine.

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