So now that I've had grounding installed in my house, I'm looking at my
electrical box and I don't see where the ground wire would go.
I won't be doing my own work of course, I'm not knowledgeable enough, but
before I start asking electricians to install new romex and grounded outlets
I would like to know if its even possible with my current breaker box.
That's my box, a GE panel, room for 2 more circuits, given this arrangement,
how would a grounded circuit be run? Would I have to replace the breaker in
order to accomplish this or is it a matter of connecting the ground to the
bus where the neutrals run?
On Sat, 30 Sep 2006 13:51:17 -0700, "Eigenvector"
It does matter with lamps/appliances that have exposed metal parts.
The thing is supposed to be connected so that if there's a short to
that part, it should be the neutral rather than the hot wire that
shorts to it. That's why they use polarized receptacles now (neutral
hole is bigger).
Your service entrance will likely require a new everything from
weatherhead to meter box to service panel. The new breaker box will
probably have separate neutral and grounding buses which can be bonded
to each other depending on your local code. Keeping the neutrals and
grounds separate makes for a tidy installation and experts here can
likely discourse on the technical advantages. HTH
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