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Megawatt

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I have a customer that has no equipment grounds. The code enforcement will not let you pull a single ground. Any tips on resolving this issue
 
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I have a customer that has no equipment grounds. The code enforcement will not let you pull a single ground. Any tips on resolving this issue
Mate this is a UK based forum, therefore you won’t get much response regarding US code.
 

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I have a customer that has no equipment grounds. The code enforcement will not let you pull a single ground. Any tips on resolving this issue
Haven't a scoobys buddy but loving your Trump fella, worlds number 1 troll, make sure he gets 4 more years.

MAGA....
 

Megawatt

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Haven't a scoobys buddy but loving your Trump fella, worlds number 1 troll, make sure he gets 4 more years.

MAGA....
The answer is install GFCI breakers On all the single pole breakers. I just wanted to see if someone would thought of that. Sad
 
If the receptacles are not grounded and your Codes do not allow a separate ground around them then surely the only option is to rewire.
 

Megawatt

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Haven't a scoobys buddy but loving your Trump fella, worlds number 1 troll, make sure he gets 4 more years.

MAGA....
The answer is install GFCI breakers On all the single pole breakers. I just wanted to see if someone would thought of that.[/QUOTE
If the receptacles are not grounded and your Codes do not allow a separate ground around them then surely the only option is to rewire.
thats what I thought until I spoke to the inspector and GFCI BREAKERS was his reply. I’m in America and this site is UK so I’m positive there are huge differences in what we do compared to UK
 

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Mate this is a UK based forum, therefore you won’t get much response regarding US code.
I'd reckon Dan is trying to push this beyond a uk forum. The .net change from .co.uk, and the little location flags...change is in the air.
 

DPG

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So if you use GFI outlets then you don't need to provide a ground at the receptacle?
 

DPG

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DPG you have 2 choices 1-GFCI receptacles or 2- GFCI breakers on all single pole breakers
Your OP seemed to be saying that you could get away without a ground wire if you had GFI receptacles. Have I missed the point?
 

Megawatt

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Your OP seemed to be saying that you could get away without a ground wire if you had GFI receptacles. Have I missed the point?
I turned the down the job but followed up on it and I was told that they went with GFCI breakers and that satisfied the code enforcement.
 

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I turned the down the job but followed up on it and I was told that they went with GFCI breakers and that satisfied the code enforcement.
I see. Just shows how things are different between UK/USA.
 

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I'd reckon Dan is trying to push this beyond a uk forum. The .net change from .co.uk, and the little location flags...change is in the air.
I was open about it when I did it lol. I said that's why I'm doing it in multiple threads and in my own and in notices.

I wasn't trying to trick you lol
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Looks like you were right we have all sorts of forums from other countries now
As above. ;)
 

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