The saga of my trying to get a few receptacles grounded continues....
Talked to another electrician, who wants to just run a new Romex cable
(this is 1960 house with the old Romex with no ground in it) from the
specific receptacle back to the panel (he hasn't come out yet to look
at the place, but thinks he can run it the same place as original--
well, not the entire original--just up wall to attic and then to
This sounds a lot cleaner than drilling holes in floor just for a
ground wire etc. However, you guys have gotten me up to speed on the
grounding issue, but I am clueless for something like this.
Is this considered legitimate? I assume you would have to connect the
old wires together somehow in the receptacle so the other receptacles
on the circuit are not cut off?
The other thing that I just thought of was when it gets back to the
breaker, you will still have the old wiring connected to that breaker.
So how would he end up with both connected to that breaker? Is there a
code correct way to do this?
For the record, I almost gave up today after talking to 4 electricians
who said some off the wall things (I'll tell you that later---you
won''t believe it and I don't want this thread to go on a tangent.
Suffice to say, this guy *sounded*
like he had a clue, but then again
I got duped before and you guys came to the rescue! :)