Question on outlet grounding

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Old 02-19-18, 04:51 PM
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Hi all. I have what I think is an easy question. Iím replacing a few outlets in my house. All of the boxes in the wall are metal. Thereís a metal clip on the box that has the ground screw underneath it, but itís a real firm connection. Thereís 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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Ground screw or list grounding clips can be used to connect the ground wire to the box.
 
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Thanks pcboss. Heck of a lot easier to use the screw than that dumb clip!
 
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