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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?


The Ground System of Home Electrical Wiring
Electrical Question #1: I have been upgrading some of the fixtures and dimmer switches in my house.

Thanks for your time and consideration.
Background: Glenn, a Homeowner from Chicago.

Electrical Question #2:

This electrical wiring question came from in Clarksville, Georgia

Dave’s Reply:
Thank you for your electrical questions.

The Essential Grounding System of a Home

Application: Home Electrical Ground System.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electrical Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester
Estimated Time: Depends on personal experience and the number of switches and outlets being replaced.

Correcting an Ungrounded Condition of Home a Electrical System

With this information I think you’ll agree that the ground wires of your home electrical wiring system are not bonded which in this case cannot provide the protection that a ground system provides. I would have this taken care of.

NOTE: A electrical contractor would know how to take care of this for you and inspect the integrity of the ground system at the main electrical panel which is vitally important above.

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