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switches #77465
06/04/01 03:44 PM
06/04/01 03:44 PM
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is switches in residential work required to be grounded . I always ground them when i do a installation,but a teacher at work asked was it a "shall" in the trade. he has a new home and was shocked by a 3 way switch it had no ground, he found the problem a loose wire.

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Re: switches #77466
06/04/01 04:18 PM
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Sam,

On the national level, it became a requirement to ground the metal straps of all switches & dimmers, regardless of the occupancy, when the 1999 NEC was adopted. Prior to then, it was not a requirement.

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Re: switches #77467
06/18/01 09:21 PM
06/18/01 09:21 PM
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Yes. Code requires that all plugs, and switches be grounded (Now)for new homes. Grounding is a MUST. If the 3 way switch had no ground, then he should replace the switch with the proper switch.
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is switches in residential work required to be grounded . I always ground them when i do a installation,but a teacher at work asked was it a "shall" in the trade. he has a new home and was shocked by a 3 way switch it had no ground, he found the problem a loose wire.


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