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"Boot-leg" ground connections #92147
02/28/05 03:07 PM
02/28/05 03:07 PM
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safetygem  Offline OP
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Hey guys (and gals) [Linked Image]

What is the correct NEC reference that prohibits a "boot-leg" or "false" ground in a receptacle or other equipment?

Is it 250.142(B) or there a better section?

Thanks in advance for your help! [Linked Image]

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Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections #92148
02/28/05 03:43 PM
02/28/05 03:43 PM
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iwire  Offline
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250.142(B) IMO is enough but you could also look to 250.24(A)(5).

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250.24(A)(5) Load-Side Grounding Connections. A grounding connection shall not be made to any grounded circuit conductor on the load side of the service disconnecting means except as otherwise permitted in this article.


Bob Badger
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Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections #92149
02/28/05 04:58 PM
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safetygem  Offline OP
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Thanks Bob!

Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections #92150
03/02/05 08:48 PM
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There's a cite worth knowing! I was once at a loss to show where the NEC prohibited using the conduit as a "neutral"....even lost a job over it!


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