Grounding Electrical Outlets in a Garage
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Ground Electrical Outlets: Grounding the box and the outlet using a method that works with your wiring and box space.
Ground Wires for Outlets
- I have 1 cable entering bottom of handy box and one leaving the top of handy box.
- How do i ground the box and outlet? the conductors are stranded copper.
- Do I strip the insulation and wrap around the ground screw on box and use crimp clamps to bond wires and use the tail of one to bond outlet, or do i need to use ring terminals and take all grounds to box ground screw, or wire nut all grounds and use 2 pigtails , 1 to box and 1 to outlet?
Background: Chris, a Handyman from Dover, TN.
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Chris.
How to Ground Electrical Outlets
- As you have described, there are a few options for bonding ground.
- This goal of this task is to ground the box and the outlet using a method that works with your wiring and box space situation.
- Pig tailing is my favorite way in most cases, and ring tongue or fork spade crimp connectors work best when installing stranded wire, just be sure to use a good pair of crimp pliers.
Electrical Tip for Outlets in Metal Boxes:
- Installing 1- 1/2 deep 4-square metal boxes and installing outlets into raised metal industrial covers is preferred because these junction boxes provide more cubic inch space.
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