I picked up a nifty receptacle/GFCI tester, and was surprised that a
number of outlets in the older part of our house (most of the house is
a later addition) are not grounded.
Simple enough. I shut off the breaker, pulled the faceplate and the
outlet out of the box, and intended to connect the line grounding wire
to the screw on the outlet.
After stripping back the sheathing, I realized that the feed cable is
not equipped with a green or bare copper grounding wire. There's just
a black and white.
My question is, short of rewiring the circuit, how do I ground these
If you had fault currents running through the water pipe, and someone like a
plumber, cut the pipe in the process of doing some work, he could get
electrocuted. There was a time when connecting a non grounded outlet to a
cold water pipe was code, but now only the first five feet of water entrance
pipe into a building, would be acceptable
<aspasia> wrote in message
There are only 2 ways to get a grounded outlet. Replace the wiring with
wire that has a black, white, and green or bare wire in it. You can also
run a green or bare wire to each outlets grounding screw and then back to
the fuse/braker box. With only 2 wires you can not get agrounded outlet.
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