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#81548 - 08/26/02 10:52 PM Another Ground question
Joule-E Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 23
2 four way switches and 1 regular switch ganged together, 3 seperate circuits. Can I clamp all the resulting EGC's together; can I split them up? The box is metal, the cables are #12 NM-B.

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#81549 - 08/26/02 11:35 PM Re: Another Ground question
caselec Offline

Registered: 04/14/02
Posts: 557
Loc: San Jose, CA
All equipment grounds in the box MUST be connected together.
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#81550 - 08/27/02 04:12 AM Re: Another Ground question
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
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See 250.148

#81551 - 08/27/02 05:34 AM Re: Another Ground question
Joule-E Offline

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Thats what I thought. Apprecciate it. It didnt specifically refer to seperate circuits, and I was thinking if one circuit shorted out the others might experience some sort of trouble. I read about electricity taking several paths instead of the least resistant. It made me think that several of the grounds would go live but I guess that would happen if they were isolated or not.

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