Electrical outlet wiring


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Old 06-12-02, 01:11 PM
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Electrical outlet wiring

I am replacing old three prong outlets in my garage. Only one of the outlets has a ground wire. How do I gound the other outlets?
 
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Old 06-12-02, 01:15 PM
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First, use a multimeter to determine if the grounding wire you have is really grounded. If it is, you can run new cable that includes a grounding wire between this and the other outlets.
 
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Old 06-12-02, 01:47 PM
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c_tubbs said:
I used the multmeter and it shows correct connection. Do I have to run all three wires or can I run just a ground or can I ground it to the metal box?
If you have metal conduit between the boxes, you may already have all your outlets grounded. Test them all.

Or, you may run a new grounding wire in the conduit.

Or if you have NM cable, you may replace the NM cable with newer NM cable with a grounding wire.

Just curious, but what kind of test did you do to determine that you have "correct connection"?
 
 

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