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Old 06-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #16
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and no chance someone could be holding something grounded while this is going on ?
What electronics might be messed up by that instant of power on the ground ?

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xxPaul CPxx; (Poster # 75) The (possible) scenario could be as you quoted me and Scuba Dave. the point is, that somewhere down the line, with a Second or third owner of the house, would assume (which is a dangerous thing in itself) that, since this is a colored wire, other than Green or White, it should be used as a current carrying wire, and will energize it, while being connected to ground. I don't think it is much fun to watch the flash that will occur.!
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and no chance someone could be holding something grounded while this is going on ?
Well, someone COULD be holding something grounded... but it wouldn't matter. The circuit ISN'T through any other ground connection, it's through the fully insulated wire directly back to the ground bus.

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What electronics might be messed up by that instant of power on the ground ?
Does your TV blow up when you trip a breaker in the garage? Or what about dropping a hair dryer into the bathtub... oops! But everything else is OK because the ground did it's job, drawing the current directly back to the ground bus at the service panel.
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...since this is a colored wire, other than Green or White, it should be used as a current carrying wire, and will energize it, while being connected to ground...
Keep going, describe how that would happen? Think this out - what gets connected where?
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Keep going, describe how that would happen? Think this out - what gets connected where?
Think what out ?
Its the code...its the way to wire it so that future peopl woirking on the electric wiring can expect the SAME exact wiring as what the code outlines
Period

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Not discussing why you should be able to wire any way you want because it really doesn't matter

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