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comment Can I connect ground to neutral in a 3 wire outlet?
"that path is more efficient than going all the way back on the neutral wire through the house wiring," Wouldn't this problem also happen if you had a correct outlet with a ground cable going through the house wiring?
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comment Can I connect ground to neutral in a 3 wire outlet?
@ppumkin google "Neutral Wire Facts and Mythology". There is a difference between neutral and hot even in AC circuits. One of the differences is that the neutral is grounded, therefore you shouldn't receive a shock if you touch neutral. Also notice that some plugs are asymmetrical so that you can't reverse the neutral with hot(the reason for this is explained in the document at the beginning).
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