extending the ground wire


Old 11-17-06, 12:18 PM
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extending the ground wire

I have undercabinet lights in my kitchen. 3 of them have not been properly grounded. The ground wire is too short to reach the light florescent light fixture. How do I extend it?
Old 11-17-06, 04:37 PM
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is said wire in a box behind your cabinet or something? If it is inside an electrical box, you can extend it by simply wirenutting a section of green or bare copper wire of the same gauge to it. That is only if you are truly talking about a grounding conductor (ground) and not a grounded conductor (neutral). Please provide more info.
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As someone already stated, if your are speaking of the EGC ( equipment grounding conductor ) within the undercounter luminares then you can simply wirenut to the shorter EGC ( keepig it the same AWG size ) and extending to the point of termination.

If you are talking about a wire in the wall as someone stated....it has to be in a junction box and accessible....not spliced wires in the wall...sorry not something you should do..EVER...

As stated.....if you have more details please provide them.

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