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Is this acceptable exception for no splice ground for pool light switch?

Is this acceptable exception for no splice ground for pool light switch?


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Old 05-15-15, 06:43 AM
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Is this acceptable exception for no splice ground for pool light switch?

Does using a wire nut to splice grounds in a pvc jbox with a run of the mill single pole switch an acceptable exception to the no splice code for pool light ground connections in 680.23(F)(2)(b)?

See image below for an example of what I am describing where the top image shows doing so with wire nut in switch jbox and the lower image shows a configuration that home run the ground to the panel then back to the switch.

So is the easiest way a home run to the panel then wire a separate ground to the switch jbox? If the answer is no the wire nut and splice, why would a timer or "snap switch" be different than a wire nut inside the single pole switch jbox?

The lines are 12AWG THHN/THWN in 1" gray pvc conduit. I can provide more detail about the rest of the configuration but usually when I type too much no one looks at them ;-)


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Old 05-15-15, 07:20 AM
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No, the ground conductor must be continuous -- "looped through" the box. I believe the only exceptions are conductors which have been welded or connected with an irreversible (high pressure) crimp.
 
 

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