Open Ground Receptacle

Old 03-13-14, 02:03 PM
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Open Ground Receptacle

New home to us; 15 years old. Have double receptacles in a plastic box. One cable coming in and properly wired to first receptacle. Jumper wires for white and black wires are connected to second receptacle, but the ground is not. Tester reads open ground. Is this a problem? Is the fix a jumper wire?
Old 03-13-14, 02:16 PM
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Yes, if there is a ground wire to the first receptacle, you should need to add a pig tail (jumper) from the ground wire to the receptacle that does not have one. It might be easier to add two (one to each receptacle) and then connect both to the ground with a wirenut.

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