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tjandt 11-04-2005 01:22 PM

Proper ground with plastic boxes

I'm in the process of doing a room in the basement, and just finished running the rough electrical. Since I'm using plastic boxes for my outlets, I want to make sure what I'm doing for ground meets NEC (since I don't have a copy of my own to reference).

Running 14-2 to all outlets.

Running a pig tail from the ground screw of each outlet to the ground wire of the 14-2.

Tie the ground wire into the grounding bar in the service panel.

Thanks in advance for the help.

K2eoj 11-04-2005 11:36 PM

thats how I would do it and i'm a 5 yr apprentice but every day i'm amazed at how much I don't know. JB or speedy should be by to make sure we got this straight. HS

jbfan 11-06-2005 05:56 PM

Are you having this inspected? In my area all grounds in a box need a crimp sleeve to insure that the grounds will not come apart. They also make a green wire nut with a hole in it to allow a pigtasil to reach the outlet. What ever you do, make sure you have a good, tight connection!

tjandt 11-07-2005 08:16 AM

I won't be having it inspected, but want to make sure it's done right, nontheless.

Over the weekend, I opened up a couple of the outlets upstairs, and saw that they had used the wire nuts with a hole in the end to run the pig tail to the outlet. Since they just finished building the house in February, I'm going to assume that meets local code and do it the same way.

Thanks much for the replies! It's very helpful to have a place like this to bounce things off of more knowledgable people!

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