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#92147 - 02/28/05 04:07 PM "Boot-leg" ground connections  
safetygem  Offline
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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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#92148 - 02/28/05 04:43 PM Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections  
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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.


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#92149 - 02/28/05 05:58 PM Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections  
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Thanks Bob!


#92150 - 03/02/05 09:48 PM Re: "Boot-leg" ground connections  
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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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