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Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground

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


Earth Ground Electric Circuit
Electrical Question: Should I make sure my circuits are properly grounded?

Background: Joe, a Homeowner from Chicago, Illinois

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

Electrical Circuit and the Earth Ground

NOTE: Where you proceed with a situation like this depends if there is a ground already present with the incoming circuit that you could bond to or not. This may depend on the age of the home, or looking to see if existing outlets are grounded or not, and I mean truly grounded.

Checking an Electrical Circuit for a Earth Ground

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