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Old 01-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #16
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romex with thin grounding wire


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this thin wire is not the ground. The BX sheath is.
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Ground tester?
Read the 2nd post in the thread, by Chris75.

"If your old BX wiring does not contain a bonding wire then you cannot use the jacket as a grounding path to begin with and only two wire receptacles can be used, or the receptacles need to be gfci protected."

So, you need that bonding wire inside of the BX in order for the cable to be considered grounding.

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Old 01-10-2009, 09:40 PM   #17
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Not true!
According to another thread on this forum;
Ground tester?
Read the 2nd post in the thread, by Chris75.

"If your old BX wiring does not contain a bonding wire then you cannot use the jacket as a grounding path to begin with and only two wire receptacles can be used, or the receptacles need to be gfci protected."

So, you need that bonding wire inside of the BX in order for the cable to be considered grounding.
Well, you need the strip present, just wrap it around the back when your done with the connector. You don't actually "use" it. It is there to lower the resistance of the jacket.

How you can prep bx

http://www.diychatroom.com/showthrea...659#post210659

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