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Old 09-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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How to hard wire my range hood into BX


I have BX cable pulled out of the wall and its only the black and white wire.

The range hood has the black white and green wire for ground.

How do i connect all the pieces to get the ground completed?

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Use your electrical tester and see if the Greenfield sheathing is grounded--
If that is the case you should be fine ----a separate ground is not necessary.

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Use your electrical tester and see if the Greenfield sheathing is grounded--
If that is the case you should be fine ----a separate ground is not necessary.
IMHO terminology is important. BX and Greenfield are not the same.
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I agree----most BX has a ground wire of some sort---so I figured this member just might have greenfield and not BX----If he returns,we will have to find out.---Mike-----
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The AC cable, commonly called BX, needs the bond wire or strip in order to qualify as a grounding means.
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raw copper raw is a electrical ground, the BX outer wrap is a mechanical ground .so read a nearby socket HOT side and then white,copper and BX should show 115V showing a 3 go back to the panel.should be a grounding screw on the stove
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Sorry gang--I'll stay out of 'electrical' for a while----that post went unanswered for a few hours----looks like I gave a weak answer---Mike--------
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The other thing about the BX cable you can not use any type of fitting ( connector ) on them they have to be a specfic one to use with BX cable and you will have to use the antishorting bushing.

That antishorting bushing what we call red devil or red collor sleeve.

They are not too hard to cut to the length but cut them in 45 degree angle and you will have to make a second shallow cut but you will see a steel or copper strip in there when you pull the second cut out and fold that steel or copper bonding strip back and put a proper fitting on it.

Just give you a head up do not make super sharp bends on the BX cable otherwise you will damage the conductors.

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raw copper raw is a electrical ground, the BX outer wrap is a mechanical ground .so read a nearby socket HOT side and then white,copper and BX should show 115V showing a 3 go back to the panel.should be a grounding screw on the stove
While you can read voltage between the outher sheath and a hot conductor, that does not mean the cable is a listed grounding means.

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Also the bond conductor is rarely copper.
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While you can read voltage between the outher sheath and a hot conductor, that does not mean the cable is a listed grounding means.



Also the bond conductor is rarely copper.
Bonjour Jim.,

Over here in France our BX ( French verison ) do have either steel ou copper bonding strip in there so we can get it either way. ( mais we like the MC better.)

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