Gordon wrote:Just bought a house, built in 1963, that only has grounded
outlets in the
bathrooms, kitchen and the outside outlets. These outlets are GFCI and
do trip when the test button is pressed. The rest of the outlets in the
house are not grounded. I removed one of the outlets to see if there
ground wire in the box. No such luck. Light tugging on the wires tells
that they are probably stapled inside the wall. Do I have to run all
wire back to the panel or can I run an additional wire (Green?) to the
outlets? I haven't even started looking at light fixtures yet.
you do a proper testing of the outlet and box to see if it's grounded?
It could be that the wires are in conduit, and the ground
connection_is_ the conduit, or the boxes could be connected externally.
Take your tester, stick one lead into the hot(small)slot, and touch the
other lead to the screw in the center or to the box itself. If it
lights up, you're good to go. If not, you've got some fishing to do. Tom