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Old 03-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #16
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Simple grounding question.


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No, dont worry about it. Just make sure it doesn't touch the hot and neutral terminals on the receptacle and you are good. If the box is a metal box, then that ground has to be bonded to the box as well. make another pigtail and connect it to the metal box. There may be a grounding screw existing, or provisions for one (a tapped hole) where you can use a green ground screw.

That's not 100% accurate either. According to NEC 250.146(B)
(B) Contact Devices or Yokes. Contact devices or yokes designed and listed as self-grounding shall be permitted in conjunction with the supporting screws to establish the grounding circuit between the device yoke and flush-type boxes.
This means if you buy the receptacles with the "auto-ground clip", you only need to ground either the box or the rec.

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That's not 100% accurate either. According to NEC 250.146(B)
(B) Contact Devices or Yokes. Contact devices or yokes designed and listed as self-grounding shall be permitted in conjunction with the supporting screws to establish the grounding circuit between the device yoke and flush-type boxes.
This means if you buy the receptacles with the "auto-ground clip", you only need to ground either the box or the rec.
Yes, you are right...

i was going on the assumption that it was a standard recep, not a self grounding.

Im sure if i mentioned self grounding, you would have been right here pointing out that it could be a standard...



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