Just for grins, I thought, I read the responses to this post and was pleased
to find correct answers. And a little surprised since the answer isn't
obvious without a fairly thorough knowledge of the facts.
Someone, in one of the posts, mentioned local regs, so, again, just for
grins, I called our local CEO. Sorry, Code Enforcement officer (we only
have one - rural village area).
To my surprise, he said NO! He said he didn't have time to fiddle around
with silly questions, just don't do it. Hmm, says I to self; that was rude!
So I called a nearby city about 10 miles from here. He said no too, BUT
he bothered to explain that in most union areas around here, the unions
insist there be a ground for every hot for "continuity" of "facilities", I
think he called it. I wasn't quick enough to ask him about 220, 240, etc.
and so on, being rather surprised, but finding the answer usable. I thought
about calling the local IBEW I think it is here, but thought better of it
since I was starting to make a mountain out of a molehill. Only, the more I
think about it ... oh well!
I guess the moral is: Check your local codes! They're likely to have no
problems with it, but if you're perchance not to code, it leaves other
liabilities; like fire insurance for one. Now's the time to find out.
Stupid stuff, but nobody promised us a rose garden, eh?
Perfection is not only elusive,
it is also limited with unexpected and
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