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Articles about Grounding

What To Do With The Ground Wire

Updated: January 16, 2020 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.



How Do I Correct Ground Wire Electrical Code Violations?

Updated: January 14, 2020 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?



Grounding Home Electrical Circuits

Updated: January 2, 2020 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.



Grounds and Neutrals in Electrical Panel

Updated: August 26, 2019 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.



Electrical Upgrades and Grounding Outlets

Updated: November 15, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

I have a 50 year old home, all the electric outlets only have two black wires and two white wires, there are no green ground wires…



How to Ground a Panel for a Detached Shop

Updated: October 16, 2018 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

Updated: 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.



Considerations When Grounding Electrical Equipment

Updated: October 2, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

I am trying to ground some equipment in an electrical room. I have found a small surge protector that has an external grounding lug that I am using as my primary grounding point.



How To Ground Old Two-Wire Outlets

Updated: 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.



Ground Wires and 240 Volt Circuits

Updated: 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.



Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground

Updated: 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

Updated: 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.



Making Pigtails for Ground Wire Connections

Updated: 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.



Electrical Ground Wire for a Light Fixture

Updated: October 21, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

How to Ground a Light Fixture



Electrical Earth Grounding Methods

Updated: May 20, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

How should I install a ground for my electrical service panel? How to Install an Earth Ground System for a Home Electrical Panel.



Where to Install a Ground Rod

Updated: 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.



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