Electrical Conduit and Ground Wires
Methods for Grounding Metallic Electrical Conduits – In some installations there will be bonding devices that will be required for proper bonding. So as long as these measures are in place then this should not have an effect on the performance of the GFCI outlet.
Metallic Electrical Conduit and Grounding Methods
Electrical Question: Do I need a ground wire even though everything is in conduit?
Could that be the reason a couple of my GFCI outlets keep popping?
This electrical question came from: Chad, a Handyman from Franklin Park, Illinois
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Chad.
Great Question about grounding metal conduits Chad.
Methods for Grounding Metallic Electrical Conduits
- A ground wire is not needed when solid metallic electrical conduit is being used AND ground wires are attached using approved ground screws, clips or bushings at each device box or enclosure at both ends where the electrical device is installed to the metal raceway conduit.
- In some installations there will be bonding devices that will be required for proper bonding. So as long as these measures are in place then this should not have an effect on the performance of the GFCI outlet.
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