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Electrical Question: What type of ground wire should I use for my outlets?

I am redoing part of my house and found some older NM cable. The cable is 2 x 12 gauge and a much smaller ground wire. I am wondering if it is permissible to use the thinner ground wire to add 3 wire outlets or if a heavier gauge ground wire has to be run.

Thanks,
Eric

This electrical wiring question came from: Eric, who is located in Brighton, New York.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Eric.

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