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Old 12-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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I just want to prove a point to someone. I think we agree it isn't up to code and not the proper way, but why is it not ok? What is the problem with it? There are probably millions of houses grounded this way. Ignore that the wire should be further in the box, that's a given.

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I just want to prove a point to someone. I think we agree it isn't up to code and not the proper way, but why is it not ok? What is the problem with it? There are probably millions of houses grounded this way. Ignore that the wire should be further in the box, that's a given.
The problem is it does not meet code. What are you trying to prove?
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I just want to prove a point to someone. I think we agree it isn't up to code and not the proper way, but why is it not ok? What is the problem with it? There are probably millions of houses grounded this way. Ignore that the wire should be further in the box, that's a given.
Why do you think it's okay? The ground wire is squeezed between the connector, no way is this going to be a low resistance path for a ground fault.
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Why do you think it's okay? The ground wire is squeezed between the connector, no way is this going to be a low resistance path for a ground fault.
When did I say it was ok?

I'm asking for facts as to why it is not ok, not "because it isn't code".

How many millions of houses do you think are wired this way?

You're an all knowing professional that does everything perfect and up to code so explain it.
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When did I say it was ok?

I'm asking for facts as to why it is not ok, not "because it isn't code".

How many millions of houses do you think are wired this way?

You're an all knowing professional that does everything perfect and up to code so explain it.
I just did, what else do you want?
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If the washers were not removed from the receptacle, then it is not grounded properly anyway.
With a loose ground connection, a high current fault could sit there and arc, creating a fire.
Just because they did it that way years ago, does not mean it was safe then.

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