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Old 12-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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They sell those green pig tails and they are solid conductors.

Any reason they are solid? Is using stranded green wires the same?

Also, if the metal box is against a concrete block, and it's an old box that does not have a "raised" section for the green screw, is it OK to use those clips? Do you clip it to the inside edge of the mud ring?


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Old 12-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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A mud ring does not have enough flat surface to properly install the clip.

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A mud ring does not have enough flat surface to properly install the clip.
OK good point, I assume those are meant to clip on the sides of the metal box before the mud ring is put on, so for an existing installation where the sheetrock is already covering up the edges of the mud ring and it can't be removed to install the clip, these clips are not going to be useful.

I guess the only option is to use a concrete drill to drill a hole behind the box to accommodate the green screw?
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Cut the green screw with a screw cutter.
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