I am wiring a plug into a new dishwasher for installation and I came accross
a intersting ground nut. It is like an inverted cup with feet sitting
against the back of the splice box with a nut running through the middle? I
am accustomed to a typical green ground screw. How do you use this type of
setup. Run the ground wire in back of this cup and just cinch down the cup
onto it until it is snug? I am tempted to just take it off and replace with
a standard ground screw, put a pigtail wire nut unit onto the ground on the
plug wire and they place the u shaped copper connector onto the ground nut
and cinch it down. Probably a more secure setup??? Any advice. Thanks.
The most important thing is that you have a good solid ground connection.
From time to time I've had to connect grounds to this or that and was not
happy with the ground connection the manufacturer provided. Sometimes I
drill a hole in the metal box and use a self-tapping green ground screw, or
machine screw, washer, and nut, or whatever works best. Other times the
metal may be painted and I'll scrape or sand off a little paint where the
ground screw goes to be sure to get a good ground.
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