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BlueBSH 11-02-2012 04:21 PM

Metal outlet box in attic space grounding
 
I have an unfinished attic space I am going to run a new leg to for an electical outlet in the attic... already have this setup to be an AFCI breaker since it is an attic space, 12 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit to a single gang metal box.

Do you have to bond the ground wire to the metal box or is going to the outlet grounding screw only enough since it technically grounds the metal tabs you screw to the box also?

Any other code issues I might need to account for in adding a single outlet to an attic space?

thanks!

Code05 11-02-2012 04:32 PM

Metal box must be bonded by the grounding wire.

BlueBSH 11-02-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code05 (Post 1043369)
Metal box must be bonded by the grounding wire.

just bond ground to the box or do a line to the box and the outlet ground? I got conflicting answers in the past on this with metal boxes

J. V. 11-02-2012 05:30 PM

The box and the receptacle must be grounded. All together.


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