I am replacing old receptacles with new tamper-proof ones.
I opened one in my basement and realized it wasn't currently grounded, the electrical housing is a real mess and has a copper "ground" wire going across it in the back with no way to connect it to the receptacle.
So, how do you ground something in this case?
1) Buy some wire at hardware store, cut the ground wire, attach the 2 cut ends and the purchased wire together with a wire connector (marrette)?
2) Buy some wire at hardware store and just connect the ground on the receptacle to the electrical housing?
What are my options? (wish I could post a picture)