no bare ground wire


Old 06-21-00, 11:28 PM
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My house was built in the early 50ís before grounded electrical receptacles were the norm. Eventually I would like to upgrade the entire house with new wiring but until then, I would just like to provide the needed grounded receptacles for computer and bathroom(gfci)to one part of the house. Actually, in some rooms the receptacles are already there but the wiring does not have the extra bare copper ground wire. The electrical panel had been updated to a braker panel but a I have not been able to locate a grounding rod. Any suggestions on how I can make a quick inexpensive fix?
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Old 06-22-00, 12:01 PM
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Run a ground wire from the outlets in question, to the electrical service panel.
Run 12G copper, preferrably insulated green.
Old 06-23-00, 08:46 PM
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Look carefully at the boxes in the kitchen and bathroom -- they MAY have a bare copper wire that attaches to the box itself, not the outlet or switch. You will probably have to cut out a little sheetrock to find it, IF it is there, since this wire was generally wrapped around the nail that holds the box to the stud.

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