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Articles about Grounding


Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground

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


Hot Tub Circuit Ground Wire

by Dave Rongey

Does a Hot Tub require a separate ground wire from the main panel? How to Bond the Ground Wire for a Hot Tub Circuit, Connection to the Ground Terminal, Separate Neutral and Ground Wires, Hot Tube Circuit Cable Size.


Electrical Question about Reducing the Value of Ze

by Dave Rongey

The Correct Method to be used When Testing an Electrical Installation for Earth Loop Impedance: Accurately Measuring the Value of Zs at a Remote End of a Circuit.


Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub

by Dave Rongey

How to Install an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub: Where a 240 volt circuit is required with a neutral a 3-wire cable with a ground must be installed, 4 wires in all.


Grounding an Electrical Equipment Disconnect Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to Bond The Ground: I Need to Place A Disconnect Between A Radial Saw And The Main Power Breaker.


How To Ground Old Two-Wire Outlets

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.


Electrical Conduit and Ground Wires

by Dave Rongey

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.


Electrical Code for Wire Type and Size

by Dave Rongey

How to Know What Wire Size and Type to use for Home Electrical Wiring – Continuing the circuit with the same wire size and type is essential to maintain the integrity of the circuit.


Sub Panel Grounding and Neutrals

by Dave Rongey

Understanding Grounding for Sub Panels: When you add a second electrical panel with separate neutral and common bars, do you ground the common to the box along with a ground rod connection?


PVC Water Pipes Not For Grounding

by Dave Rongey

The Importance of a Bonded Ground System: Is it possible to use an outside spigot to ground a satellite dish when the underlying plumbing in our new house is PVC?


Electrical Code for New Construction and Ground Rods

by Dave Rongey

New Construction and Ground Rods: What is the current code for ground rods on new construction?


Electric Outlet Ground Testing

by Dave Rongey

It seems that all of my outlets on the second floor do not have a ground. I have a “smart” power strips that show “no ground” and the bathroom GCFI is tripped…


Electrical Safety and Stray Voltage

by Dave Rongey

Tonight while attempting to draw water in the tub we felt electrical sensations while the water was running in the tub…


Considerations When Grounding Electrical Equipment

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.


Grounding Method For Sub-Panel Circuit

by Dave Rongey

Does the receptacle ground connect to the isolated ground or to the neutral in the sub-panel…


Essential Electrical Grounding for Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

by Dave Rongey

I am installing a packaged above-ground spa. I have a 50amp breaker in my panel feeding a GFI disconnect panel near the spa…


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