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Articles about Electrical Wiring: Grounding



Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground

June 14, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Should I make sure my Circuits are Properly Grounded? How to Determine if a Circuit is Actually Grounded and how to proceed to bond your system for equipment protection


Electrical Wiring for a Water Heater Circuit

January 10, 2017 by Dave Rongey

What type of wire should I use for a water heater circuit? How to Wire a Water Heater, Selecting Electrical Wire for a Water Heater Circuit, Correct Wiring Methods are the Key to safe Electrical Circuits, 240 Volt Electric Water Heater Circuit.


Grounding Home Electrical Circuits

June 6, 2015 by Dave Rongey

When installing new electrical wire where do I connect the ground wire? How to Install Ground Wires for Home Electrical Circuits, Common Methods for Grounding Home Electrical Circuits, Ground Buss and Ground Bars, Grounding at the Panel, Grounded Circuit Cables.


How to Ground Electric Outlets

June 6, 2015 by Dave Rongey

I have outlets that are not grounded, what should I do? How to Ground Outlets and GFI Receptacles.


How to Ground a Panel for a Detached Shop

August 7, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Installing a Panel and Ground System for a Shop: Factors that Determine the Type of Bonded Grounding System, Detailed Questions and Answers about Installing a Shop Panel and Bonded Ground System.


Grounding Electrical Outlets in a Garage

November 8, 2017 by Dave Rongey

How should I ground an outlet to a box? How to Ground Electrical Outlets: Grounding the box and the outlet using a method that works with your wiring and box space.


How Do I Correct Ground Wire Electrical Code Violations?

March 2, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Correcting the Grounding System of Home Electrical Wiring: I have been upgrading some of the fixtures and dimmer switches in my house, When installing ungrounded fixtures and switches where would I ground them?


What To Do With The Ground Wire

April 5, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Where do I attach the ground wire? Grounding Wall Outlets and Light Switches: What to do When there is Nothing to Attach the Ground Wire, Grounding Wall Outlets and Light Switches, Ground Wires and Ungrounded Fixtures and Boxes, Bonding the Ground Wire.


Ground Wires and 240 Volt Circuits

July 5, 2017 by Dave Rongey

What should I do with the ground wire on a 240volt circuit? How and Where to Connect Ground Wires on 240 Volt Circuits.


Making Pigtails for Ground Wire Connections

November 1, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How to Splice Ground Wires for Making Connections: Splicing Electrical Wires – This page shows a series of photos that demonstrate how to use a crimp sleeve for making pigtails to be used for grounding.


Grounding an Electrical Equipment Disconnect Switch

October 17, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Bond The Ground: I Need to Place A Disconnect Between A Radial Saw And The Main Power Breaker.


Outlet Grounding Upgrades

February 3, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Ground an Ungrounded Outlet Circuit: In some cases, a separate ground wire may be installed for the ungrounded circuit or device and connected to the bonded ground system.


How To Ground Old Two-Wire Outlets

July 7, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Can I run a line from the panel to one location then bring all of the grounds from the outlets on one circuit to that location and tie them all together there, or do I have to run the ground to each outlet and splice each one in there? Attaching a Ground Wire For Old 2Wire Outlets: Electrical Grounding Methods and Requirements.


Grounds and Neutrals in Electrical Panel

September 18, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Grounds and Neutrals in Sub Panels – all the neutrals and ground wire and terminal bars must be separated from each other, and your sub feed should be a 4-wire cable that has a separated insulated neutral wire and a separate ground wire.


Where to Install a Ground Rod

January 5, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Can I install a cooper grounding rod inside a basement instead of outside of the house by the electrical panel? How to Install a Ground Rod for an Electrical Service.


Understanding Earth Grounds and Neutrals

September 12, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How Grounds and Neutrals are Configured in Electrical Panels – Why Grounds and Neutrals are Bonded at the Main Electrical Panel – The main electrical panel or the main source of the electrical power is where the neutral and grounds are bonded together.


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