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Replace switch inside metal box with ground attached to box

Replace switch inside metal box with ground attached to box

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Old 01-17-17, 11:24 PM
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Replace switch inside metal box with ground attached to box

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If I'm replacing a switch and the original switch doesn't have ground attached to it, but instead the ground coming from the cable is screwed to the metal box, do I have to attach a pigtail from the new switch to the ground or box?

I read that the switch will be in contact with the box when it's screwed in and won't need to be attached to the ground wire via the ground screw.
 
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Old 01-18-17, 12:09 AM
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Ground wire to the switch is optional on a metal box. (I believe there is an exception it is required if the cover plate is metal.)
 
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