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#170357 - 11/01/07 12:04 PM "Grounding" an ungrounded receptacle
Theelectrikid Offline
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Handyman 1 (the previous homeowner) decided to replace an ungrounded receptacle with a grounded one, so he put a wire from a cable clamp screw to the new recept. OK, not code-compliant, but better than usual.


That is, if this house wasn't wired with NM Cable.


Thankfully inspector 2 (Falls Twp.) caught it and Handyman 2 (the "fixit so we can sell it" one) removed it.

Ian (Hope I'm doing this right) A.



Edited by Trumpy (11/01/07 01:29 PM)
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#170360 - 11/01/07 12:47 PM Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Theelectrikid]
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Thanks to whoever moved this.

BTW, when I say "usual," I mean the usual thing he did in this house, put in a grounded receptacle in an ungrounded box without the jumper.

Still, that is if this house wasn't wired with NM.

Ian A.

Not a worry, Ian!


Edited by Trumpy (11/01/07 01:28 PM)

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#170410 - 11/02/07 09:22 AM Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Theelectrikid]
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Why was it moved?

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#170414 - 11/02/07 12:03 PM Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: JValdes]
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It failed the "three light" test so it was removed, and "replaced" with a new GFCI on the opposite side of the garage, tapped from a grounded living room circuit.

Ian A.
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#170417 - 11/02/07 03:05 PM Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: JValdes]
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 Originally Posted By: JValdes
Why was it moved?


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If you would like to start a photo thread for the Violation, Discussion or Nostalgia areas you can start it in one of the General areas (ie General, NEC, Non-US etc.) and it can later be moved by a Mod into the appropriate photo area.


Besides,
it means that all the photo threads are all kept together in one area of the site and makes things easier to find.
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#170428 - 11/02/07 05:14 PM Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Trumpy]
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Oh, that "moved," I though he mistyped "removed..."

Ian (Wheres the coffee) A.
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