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Old 01-04-2018, 07:13 PM   #1
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Electrical Outlet

OK this is kind of a dumb question but I am no electrician so here it is anyway:
If you are installing a new receptacle in between two others on the circuit you will have two ground wires. I put one on the ground screw of the receptacle and the other on the green ground screw on the box. Is this OK?
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:22 PM   #2
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Leave them connected and strip off another bit of the bare ground wire (from some fresh Romex) and connect it to the receptacle then wrap around the other ones.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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I think quazz is daisy chaining them. If so, yes that is correct.

Daisy chain: putting one in the middle of the two........
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If you have a ground on the wire coming in (assuming 120V), you should have that go to the first outlet tied in with a second ground going to the second outlet. That should be tied to a third ground for the third outlet. And that along with a ground back to the box (If it's a metal box). That puts 2 wires on every outlet screw and one to the box. Or go from the wire coming in to the box and go to the outlets in order.
If you're good, you can wrap a long ground wire from one outlet to the next while leaving it in one piece. The green wire nuts that have a pass thru hole at the top allow you a little creativity in wiring grounds.

If these are 120V workshop outlets, you may want to use the orange 20A outlets, even if you don't have the 20A breaker or wite rated for 20A.
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The green dot is the ground wire under the green screw on a metal box.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:10 PM   #6
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Great diagram, I get it now. my job was without marrette.
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You have Canadian electricity. I don't think it works the same. Beware!!!!
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The good part is that it is too polite to shock you.
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By the way the politeness thing is a myth made up by someone who has never driven in Toronto.
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You have Canadian electricity. I don't think it works the same. Beware!!!!
Sheesh, I forgot. All bets are off ya canuck........... wire it and buy some fire extinguishers.
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Sounds like you already got it sorted, but like grommet said, make fresh pigtails from a spare bit of romex and screw the grounds together with a wire nut.

You have metal outlet boxes? Typically PVC nail up boxes are used down here in residential, and a pvc box with a ground bond does nothing. Plus, the metal frame around the outlet is made up to the green ground screw regardless, so you shouldn’t have to worry about a ground.
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