no ground wire


Old 02-27-00, 02:24 PM
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I'm replacing the switches and receptacles in our 60 year old home (we recently purchased) and find that none of these have ground wires. How do I ground the switches and receptacles? or is this unnecessary? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-00, 05:26 PM
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You have only two options. You can rewire your entire home or
use GFI receptacles. Either find the first opening of the circuit and install the GFI with hot on line and the remainder on the load screws. If you uncertain install a GFI in those areas that you are uncertain off. You can check by tripping the device to see what is off and continue to find the beginning of other circuits and doing same.
This is not considered a grounded system but the NEC allows GFI because of its unique capability of tripping on uneven loads and is very sensitive thus giving you a psuedo grounded system.

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