I have a junction box in the garage that has cables with 12-2 with ground. However, the ground wires were clipped back to the sheathing.
Background: This is an older house with a fair amount of old cabling. As we’ve done projects and replaced fixtures, I’ve updated the cabling and in many cases also fixing circuits that didn’t have a ground.
With that said, why would the ground be cut back? Was this ever standard practice in certain cases? Is there ever a time nowadays that someone would do this?
Thanks in advance.