Question regarding bonding wires - Ontario Code?
I live in Ontario and I am finishing my basement. I had the inspector in after running all the wires. At the time I ran the wires into all the boxes and I removed the sheathing and then wrapped up the black/white/bare wires and tucked them back into the box.
In the boxes where there were 4 wires (2 black, 2 white) going into them, he said that I only need one bare/copper wire hanging out to connect the outlets. As a result, I went and cut off the extra wire in each box (after connecting them to the second grounding screw.
Now, I have connected the outlets as follows:
- white black from wire set 1 connected to outlet
- white/black from wire set 2 connected to outlet
- copper wire 1 connected to screw 1 with it also extending 6" out of the box and connects to the ground screw on the outlet.
- copper wire 2 connect to the 2nd ground screw and cut off
** I'm using metal boxes.
I have been reading in the "Electrical Code Simplified" book and it shows that with metal gang boxes I'm suppose to connect copper wire 1 to screw, then follow through and cap it to the copper wire from the other wire set, then pig tail it to the outlet.
I have not had the inspector back to complete my final inspection yet, but I would like to know if this is okay. I'm attaching a diagram of what I currently have.
If anyone knows if this is unsafe or in contradiction to the Ontario Electrical Code, please let me know.