I have a house built in 1959 and all the electrical receptacles are the two prong type. Further investigation reveals that the wiring is of the two copper wire type only. I’m missing the ground wire. I’ve read a couple of previous posts on this forum already. I don’t like the idea of replacing all my receptacles with GFCI receptacles and I don’t want to replace all the wiring in the house. I think I can get a dedicated ground wire to all the receptacles but one (It’s under a window and I have no basement).
Furthermore, I’m not sure what the deal is with the ground at the breaker panel. I have a large gage bare grounding wire attached to my electrical panel but I can’t tell where it goes. It disappears into the wall. There is no grounding stake outside the house.
I know nothing about electrical code. I would like to do this job according to code but I don’t know what that is. Do I have to run a dedicated ground from each electrical socket to the breaker panel? Or, can I run one ground wire from the breaker panel to a centrally located bus bar in the attic and then attach all the electrical receptacles to that bus bar? The electrical panel is located at one end of the house. I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do this that saves me time and money but also stays within code.