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

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


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Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: JuddsAirco] #178180
05/24/08 09:44 PM
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"But this solved that tripping breaker problem"... laugh

Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: wa2ise] #178185
05/25/08 12:07 AM
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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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Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: gfretwell] #178186
05/25/08 02:38 AM
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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


Sixer

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Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: Sixer] #178190
05/25/08 03:08 PM
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Steel studs maybe? crazy this might be up there with the ground clamp on PVC water pipe

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

Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: SolarPowered] #178273
05/27/08 08:57 AM
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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?

Re: Is this an approved grounding method? [Re: pauluk] #178282
05/27/08 12:11 PM
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JuddsAirco  Offline OP
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It's an A/C unit in an apartment, this wire comes directly from the cord.


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