Originally Posted By: wdecker
This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
is a seperate, green ground wire required for outlet wiring. I hear different things from different code inspectors and electricians.
I believe that for a 120V outlet, there should be a hot, neutral and a ground wire, attaching to the proper screws at the outlet.
Electricians tell me that since the wire is in conduit and since the conduit is grounded that the outlet attaching to the box (metal) will provide a ground.
I counter argue that in this case, what happens when the bonding between the different sections of conduit fail (as when you have unqualified modifications, usually by the owner).
They respond, well thenm, it is against code because the owner did work without a permit and having it done by a union guy.
My point is safety. They don;t seem to get it.
Any great (or not so great) thoughts?
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076