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cregan529
Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables

I just bought a house which was built in 1952 that has since been updated with grounded outlets. However, the outlets contain ungrounded cables. Whats the best/easiest way to fix this?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables

It depends on what you mean by "fix". You can run new bare copper bonded ground wires to the outlets, you can rewire with new cable that has a ground wire, or you can install GFCI outlets with a sticker that says ungrounded.
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cregan529
Re: Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables

I want to ground the outlets, but want do this the most practical way. I am trying to avoid having to run wires from the main box to each outlet.

Re: Grounded outlet with ungrounded cables
cregan529 wrote:

I want to ground the outlets, but want do this the most practical way. I am trying to avoid having to run wires from the main box to each outlet.

You can run a piece of thhn directly to any part of the GEC as an equipment ground. Just dont rely on any plumbing as a part of the gec loop. Make sure your service is grounded of course with two electrodes and a water pipe bond with jumpers as needed.

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