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"Grounding" an ungrounded receptacle #170357
11/01/07 02:04 PM
11/01/07 02:04 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
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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.


Last edited by Trumpy; 11/01/07 03:29 PM. Reason: Edit thread title
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Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Theelectrikid] #170360
11/01/07 02:47 PM
11/01/07 02:47 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
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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!

Last edited by Trumpy; 11/01/07 03:28 PM.
Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Theelectrikid] #170410
11/02/07 11:22 AM
11/02/07 11:22 AM
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Why was it moved?

Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: JValdes] #170414
11/02/07 02:03 PM
11/02/07 02:03 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
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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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Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: JValdes] #170417
11/02/07 05:05 PM
11/02/07 05:05 PM
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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.

Re: Photo post: "Grounding" an ungrounded receptac [Re: Trumpy] #170428
11/02/07 07:14 PM
11/02/07 07:14 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
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Oh, that "moved," I though he mistyped "removed..."

Ian (Wheres the coffee) A.


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