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#77465 - 06/04/01 01:44 PM switches
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is switches in residential work required to be grounded . I always ground them when i do a installation,but a teacher at work asked was it a "shall" in the trade. he has a new home and was shocked by a 3 way switch it had no ground, he found the problem a loose wire.
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#77466 - 06/04/01 02:18 PM Re: switches
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Sam,

On the national level, it became a requirement to ground the metal straps of all switches & dimmers, regardless of the occupancy, when the 1999 NEC was adopted. Prior to then, it was not a requirement.

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#77467 - 06/18/01 07:21 PM Re: switches
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Yes. Code requires that all plugs, and switches be grounded (Now)for new homes. Grounding is a MUST. If the 3 way switch had no ground, then he should replace the switch with the proper switch.
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is switches in residential work required to be grounded . I always ground them when i do a installation,but a teacher at work asked was it a "shall" in the trade. he has a new home and was shocked by a 3 way switch it had no ground, he found the problem a loose wire.
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