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200A Meter Socket Ground / Bonding Strap

Experts may have a more specific answer for your particular situation, as it can get extremely technical, plus NEC version can make a difference, as well as local and/or utility rules. (Listing your ...
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Grounding a Legrand Metal Wall Box from existing box that's too short

Your wiring is in conduit (as evidenced by the blue wire which isn't a standard cable color). IF your conduit is properly grounded (as it should be), your metal box will already be grounded. Simply ...
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Is my plan for incremental addition of grounding to home outlets safe and code-compliant (US in 2022)?

You are talking about retrofitting grounds. The 2014 NEC greatly expanded the freedom to do that. A main ground backbone is a great idea. You only need #10 for the backbone, since that will suffice ...
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Is my plan for incremental addition of grounding to home outlets safe and code-compliant (US in 2022)?

Your basic idea is good but you must use GREEN wire if insulated yes all the way to #6 requires green insulation or bare is ok ( solid, stranded, insulated or bare), All splices in a box and after the ...
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Is my plan for incremental addition of grounding to home outlets safe and code-compliant (US in 2022)?

Only the main grounding conductor must be "unspliced or irreversibly spliced" (i.e. from the service entrance to the ground rods.) As already noted #10 is overkill for circuit grounds (...
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Can I reuse an existing grounding rod and water pipe ground location?

Panel to first electrode needs to be uninterrupted, but from there you can use connectors Since the existing grounding electrode conductor is large enough and in good enough condition, you can go ...
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Grounding electrode conductor

Go ahead and use a bare wire NEC 680.25 on feeders specifically calls out equipment grounding conductors, so you're fine using a bare copper grounding electrode conductor for your pool subpanel. Note ...
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Replacing Power Cord for Electric Chainsaw

For garden use, you want orange cable, so you can always see it. You can get 10m of orange 2-core from B&Q for just a few quid. They also sell the 2-pin extension plug/socket combos too, if you ...
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Replacing Power Cord for Electric Chainsaw

Make sure that you get "cordage", not "cable". There's a distinct difference. Cordage is designed with a tougher but more flexible outer housing that's designed to take the ...
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Replacing sub panel, grounding electrode conductor

No. The Grounding Electrode System wire goes to from the main disconnect to the grounding rods. A ground rod can be a water pipe (if using a water pipe is legal for your house). It must be continuous ...
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How to wire this 4-wire range terminal block with pin style connectors?

Not an expert, but to answer my own question, from my research, it looks like I could just use a ferrule, heat shrink ssleeve and a crimper to make similar connection. On the other hand, according to ...
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Is it possible to add a retorfit ground wire to a (3-wire) Type SE, Style U cable from another branch?

Yes, retrofitting a ground is fine if you're not extending the circuit to a new location. Take care that the new ground wire does not contact the existing neutral, you might want to "make it an ...
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Is it ok to have a ground Rod and a forth grounding wire in subpanel

You need BOTH. They do different jobs. Current flows in loops. No loop, no current. You may have heard some poppycock about "current wants to get back to ground" no it doesn't. Current wants ...
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Is it ok to have a ground Rod and a forth grounding wire in subpanel

This is a common question, search for "how to wire a sub-panel" and you'll get tons of info. In a nutshell, detached structures require local installed (2 ground rods) at the structure. ...
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Is it ok to have a ground Rod and a forth grounding wire in subpanel

NEC 250.32(A) Specifically requires a grounding electrode system for a detached building, which ground rods are normally the primary method for an outbuilding. You will likely need 2 to comply with ...
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How do I attach the ground wire to my new chandelier?

If the frame of the light fixture is metal and the chain is metal (which you have already confirmed) and the ring at the top is metal which attaches to the "metal crossbar" (assuming that is ...
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Multiwire Branch circuit and ground

Tie them all together and to the box Grounding conductors are always tied together at every box; since you have a metal box, you need to provide a grounding pigtail to the box as well.
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Why Do Detached Structures Feeder Panels Require Grounding Rods?

Your question “why” may not be a good fit for this site, but I’d like to answer it for you and everyone else who has wondered “why, because ground is ground, isn’t it?” Perhaps knowing why the rule ...
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