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I can open a few outlets to check if any grounds...

I can open a few outlets to check if any grounds are tied to neutrals.

But that doesn't tell me if it is really grounded. Meaning there could be a ground in a box I look at, but it isn't really...
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Is there a way to tell if a ground is actually...

Is there a way to tell if a ground is actually grounded? Any test I can do?
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Posted By erew99

The home was built in 1954. One thing I'm...

The home was built in 1954.

One thing I'm confused about. Using an outlet tester I've seen the tester say that they are grounded. If I remove the outlet covers in my converted garage there are...
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When you say "SHOCK" you don't mean like a static...

When you say "SHOCK" you don't mean like a static shock... you mean like full blown electrical shock?
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Hazard of being shocked or fire? What I mean...

Hazard of being shocked or fire?
What I mean is that this has already been extended to our converted garage. I haven't had any shocks as of yet in the home (moved in a year ago).

What I see is...
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Running new NM cable to this location is a bit...

Running new NM cable to this location is a bit complicated. I'd run it through my basement, but it is a finished basement. It involves opening lots of walls and ceilings.

Am I looking at a...
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Posted By erew99

Grounds?

I was able to get everything sorted out last night. But the cables from my panel don't have a ground wire in them. They have a black jacket, but feels like cloth. No ground cable.

Is the...
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Posted By erew99

Hi Ray, I spoke with Lutron earlier today about...

Hi Ray,
I spoke with Lutron earlier today about the dimmer. The tech said he was holding a leviton 3-way (like I have). Two brass and 1 black (common) connector.

He told me to do it the same...
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Posted By erew99

Pjmax

PJMAX
Thanks- I think this is what I was missing...

Hot to 3-way, not dimmer... I drew this before seeing your post. I think they're the same. Mine is not as nice :)

The red/white stripped...
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Posted By erew99

Oh I forgot. In the diagram: White(gray) =...

Oh I forgot.

In the diagram:
White(gray) = common
Black = hot
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Posted By erew99

Hi Ray, I didn't mark it. The "3 Way Dim" in...

Hi Ray,
I didn't mark it. The "3 Way Dim" in the diagram is the new dimmer. It only has colored wires attached.

Red
Red/White stripe
Yellow
White
Ground

The other 3-way switch (on the...
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Posted By erew99

3 Way Switches. Is my diagram correct?

Hi All,
I recently installed some recessed Halo cans (H27ICAT). I installed 6 of these cans and will use the Halo LED kits.

I purchased a 3-way dimmer (Lutron Skylark SELV-303P) and a Leviton...
01-30-14, 06:52 AM
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Posted By erew99

I'm just a bit confused on grounding the box. ...

I'm just a bit confused on grounding the box.

If using plastic, then I don't need to ground the box. So the 2nd diagram will work.

No other question. I misunderstood the previous poster.
01-29-14, 01:52 PM
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Posted By erew99

I'm specifically using Romex branded cable. So...

I'm specifically using Romex branded cable. So it has hot/neutral/ground all in the single cable.

For the images I posted. If using plastic boxes, would the diagram be correct?
01-29-14, 01:30 PM
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Posted By erew99

I didn't realize more than one person had replied...

I didn't realize more than one person had replied to my questions...

Thanks. I don't know what to do now... metal or plastic box...

For metal boxes (like the Arlington I linked) - I guess I...
01-29-14, 01:18 PM
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Posted By erew99

Confused a bit now. If the ground is coming...

Confused a bit now.

If the ground is coming from the NM-B... and you attach that ground to the box/screw... the other end isn't available to use.
01-29-14, 12:31 PM
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Posted By erew99

Thanks. I'll take the advise. I'll go w/ metal...

Thanks. I'll take the advise. I'll go w/ metal boxes.

So that changes things just a bit. How would you ground the box?
01-29-14, 11:14 AM
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Posted By erew99

Thanks. I appreciate all your help. I'll go...

Thanks. I appreciate all your help.

I'll go w/ diagram two and use the following behind the TV.
Arlington TVBU505BL-1 Recessed TV Outlet Box with Paintable Trim Plate, Black, 2-Gang - Amazon.com...
01-29-14, 10:42 AM
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Posted By erew99

Black = 4 connections White = 4 connections ...

Black = 4 connections
White = 4 connections
Ground = 6 connections. I'm guessing I need a larger nut for the ground than the black/white.
01-29-14, 10:20 AM
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Posted By erew99

Gotcha. So I'll use the plastic boxes then. ...

Gotcha. So I'll use the plastic boxes then.

The grounds to the receptacles are all good.

For the ground wire specifically, can I use the same red wirenuts as I can w/ hot and neutral wires?
...
01-29-14, 09:59 AM
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Posted By erew99

So then why use a plastic box for outlets? ...

So then why use a plastic box for outlets?

I'm not sure what components to use. The diagram should be good - what connects to what...

I will run new NM from existing outlet to the new...
01-29-14, 09:29 AM
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Posted By erew99

Thanks for that. So I can run NM-B cable...

Thanks for that.

So I can run NM-B cable into this type of plastic box? I don't need to ground the outlets?
01-29-14, 09:06 AM
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Posted By erew99

I will have my walls open (to studs) when doing...

I will have my walls open (to studs) when doing this. So I can easily run new NM-B cable.

From what I gather, you cannot ground in a plastic box... so I do need to use a 3-gang metal for the...
01-28-14, 04:58 PM
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Posted By erew99

I see your point. I guess I need to re-run the...

I see your point. I guess I need to re-run the cable from in to new outlets.
01-28-14, 04:54 PM
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Posted By erew99

I'd prefer to just cut that one cable and put the...

I'd prefer to just cut that one cable and put the 3 gang in.
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