Question on outlet grounding

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Old 02-19-18, 04:51 PM
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Question Question on outlet grounding

Hi all. I have what I think is an easy question. I’m replacing a few outlets in my house. All of the boxes in the wall are metal. There’s a metal clip on the box that has the ground screw underneath it, but it’s a real firm connection. There’s a few holes in the back of the box that fit a green screw. Can I just wrap the ground wire around a green screw and use that hole instead of the clip?

Attached is a pic where you can see the screw in the back and the clip up front.

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Old 02-19-18, 05:47 PM
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Ground screw or list grounding clips can be used to connect the ground wire to the box.
 
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Old 02-23-18, 10:46 AM
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Thanks pcboss. Heck of a lot easier to use the screw than that dumb clip!
 
 

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