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there is way too much yellow insulation inside the box, you need to strip the wire back further,

cut the ground half way between the box ground screw and the outlet, then wire nut all 3 ends together
 

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Yes, you can tie all three grounds together, but you will need to allow one to remain long enough to attach to the receptacle itself. The yellow romex should have its casing trimmed back to about 1/4" of the box. That will give you more to work with.
 

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Thank you both for the response! I hadn’t secured that wire yet, so I’ll pull a little out of the box and also trim it back. Just to be sure it’s all clear. The ground from the panel is grounded on the box and continues on into the ground on the gfci itself. I sure cut between the box ground and the Gfci and tie it with the new wire that I’ve run in to the box, correct?
 

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Just for semantics. You don’t have to run the ground to the devices. It’s allowed to have the ground connect to other grounds and the box, but not the devices because you are using an RS cover (raised surface). The 2 - 8/32 screws that hold it are considered good enough for a ground path.
 

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there is way too much yellow insulation inside the box, you need to strip the wire back further,
That's not essential. It's allowable to have a couple inches of sheath sticking inside any box. In fact, this is a good place to sharpie where the cable goes.


Just for semantics. You don’t have to run the ground to the devices. It’s allowed to have the ground connect to other grounds and the box, but not the devices because you are using an RS cover (raised surface). The 2 - 8/32 screws that hold it are considered good enough for a ground path.
Exactly. You are obliged to tie the ground wires to the metal BOX first. (The mistake is to ground to the recep and ignore the box). In some cases the metal box and cover plate will carry the ground to the receptacle via their hard metal-metal contact.
 

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Just for semantics. You don’t have to run the ground to the devices. It’s allowed to have the ground connect to other grounds and the box, but not the devices because you are using an RS cover (raised surface). The 2 - 8/32 screws that hold it are considered good enough for a ground path.
Thank you, but to be clear, it is appropriate to keep the ground connected as it is currently in the gfci. Cut it between the gfci and box ground then tie those two together with the loose ground seen in the picture?
 

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Hi, to be clear, bring the ground from the panel, wrap it around the ground screw leaving 6” or so extra wire , tighten the ground screw, use that tail and splice the ground from the other cable along with a short piece of wire under a wire nut , use that short wire to attach to the ground screw on the GFCI.
 
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