Outlet Ground Should Never Be Jumpered To The Neutral
I was wondering if I could just run a jumper from the neutral at each receptacle to the ground terminal…
Electrical Question from Jeff about Grounding Outlets
Background: Jeff, a Other from Aurora, Illinois
Thanks for your electrical question Jeff.
Creating a jumper wire from the neutral terminal to the ground terminal is not advised and is an illegal practice. This will not create a bond toÂ ground, but will create the possibility of feeding neutral voltage into the ground system of anything that is plugged into an outlet that is wired this way. This could cause an electrical shock hazard and damage devices that are used at this location.
There are methods to installÂ a separate ground wire to the second floor outlet locations to provide the needed ground bond.
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