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#178172 - 05/24/08 07:13 PM Is this an approved grounding method?  
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#178173 - 05/24/08 07:28 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: JuddsAirco]  
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Is this in one of those pain in the neck metal sun rooms? I just had to wire one.


#178174 - 05/24/08 07:38 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: drum]  
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Nope, just plain ol drywall in a living room of an apartmrnt.


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#178180 - 05/24/08 08:44 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: JuddsAirco]  
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"But this solved that tripping breaker problem"... laugh


#178185 - 05/24/08 11:07 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: wa2ise]  
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It all depends, is that a sheet metal screw? You need to bond drywall with a drywall screw.


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#178186 - 05/25/08 01:38 AM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
It all depends, is that a sheet metal screw? You need to bond drywall with a drywall screw.

and you must keep the drywall moist


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#178190 - 05/25/08 02:08 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: Sixer]  
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Steel studs maybe? crazy this might be up there with the ground clamp on PVC water pipe


#178192 - 05/25/08 04:51 PM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: Lostazhell]  
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It's only approved if you use a machine screw...


#178273 - 05/27/08 07:57 AM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: SolarPowered]  
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What are we looking at here? Is that a heater or A/C unit with the cover removed?

It looks like a3-wire supply cord. Is that green wire just the EGC from the cord, or is it secured to the appliance frame?


#178282 - 05/27/08 11:11 AM Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: pauluk]  
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It's an A/C unit in an apartment, this wire comes directly from the cord.


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