Grounding a double gang box

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Grounding a double gang box

When using a double gang receptacle box where both outlets in the box are directly connected to each other, can I ground to just one of the outlets? This is in a conduit/metal box configuration.
 
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Old 04-06-14, 09:54 AM
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Do you have a separate ground run, or is the conduit metallic and used as a ground? Using self grounding receptacles will allow for a continuous ground in a metal box, but if you have a separate ground, it must be screwed to the box via a grounding screw. Need to know the complete set up.
 
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The conduit and box are both metal
 
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Old 04-06-14, 10:48 AM
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Both receptacles need to be grounded to the box by pigtails unless they are self-grounding.
 
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Old 04-06-14, 03:44 PM
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both outlets in the box are directly connected to each other,... The conduit and box are both metal.
It sounds like you have a ground wire. If so, that wire needs to be connected to your metal box with a green hex-headed ground screw. And,
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Both receptacles need to be grounded to the box by pigtails unless they are self-grounding.
 
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