ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Al Hildenbrand - Minneapolis - obituary
by Bill Addiss - 02/03/23 07:38 PM
Violation?
by renosteinke - 01/27/23 09:52 PM
Does NEC 551.71 (F) apply to dwellings?
by BigB - 01/20/23 10:46 AM
Power submeter connections
by HotLine1 - 01/19/23 09:09 AM
New in the Gallery:
Burger King crown sillyness
Burger King crown sillyness
by wa2ise, December 11
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 21 guests, and 11 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 311
F
Member
What is the easiest way to test for adequate grounding integrity at a receptacle outlet?
I suppose just plugging in a simple circuit checker would be okay. Does anyone else do it different?

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
C
Member
I use a plug-in tester or a VolCon.

Whenver I encounter questionable installations, removal of the device and inspection of the wiring is in order.

Peter


Peter
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 141
A
Member
The Ideal Sure-Test.

About $200 and worth every penny.

Measures impedance of each current-carrying condictor and the equipment ground. Measures voltage drop under load. Does a few other cool things.

I do a lot of old work and couldn't get along without it.

Cliff

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 156
D
Member
I use the Sure test for inspections and testing. Great product. However if you want a "poor-mans" version use a 1500 watt blow dryer and volt meter. Measure the voltage between N-G with the blow dryer on the "high" setting. Should see around 3 volts or less. Bad reading would be around 0 or above 3.

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 615
J
Member
derek, could you explain why? I don't quite follow how that works.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC Now Available!
 
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Alan Belson
Alan Belson
Mayenne N. France
Posts: 1,803
Joined: March 2005
Top Posters(30 Days)
triple 3
BigB 3
Popular Topics(Views)
303,197 Are you busy
232,194 Re: Forum
216,938 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5