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Old 02-18-2009, 05:50 PM   #16
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Looks good

Should a wire nut be on the twisted grounds?

I actually have quite a lot of metal covers
I keep all my old covers, I use the "ugly" ones in the basement, garage etc where looks is not a concern

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my understanding was that it was good workmanship to make the physical connection with a piece of wire.

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Looks good

Should a wire nut be on the twisted grounds?
Thanks.

I used a crimp on connector on the grounds, so no wire nut is required. A mechanical connector is required per code, wire nut, crimp on, wago, etc.

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Looks good except your GFI is upside down

I am in the opinion if a switch has a ground screw put the ground on it unless someone cut it off during rough in then i will skip it.
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Looks good except your GFI is upside down
Heh we should stop doing that, every time one of us makes that joke, someone takes it seriously.
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[quote=darren;232509]Looks good except your GFI is upside down

Actually I have been meaning to ask about this myself. I have seen switches with both the ground up or the ground down. Mostly the ground up I have seen in commercial buildings. I think I read on the code book at one time that some electricians prefer the ground up just in case an object is dropped it would hit the ground portion first. Anyway, what is the correct way? Ground up or ground down? For residential that is. Thanks.

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I am not trying to steal your thread, just a quick question while we are on the subject. Your work looks great to me, I am not an electrician but I would rather also ground the outlets. Thanks.

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There is no right or wrong way in residential or commercial, although it may be spec ed in commercial to be ground up.
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