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Why American homes are wired TNC-S and not TNC

First of all. TN-C means neutral is used as a protective conductor. So when there's a fault to the metallic parts of a device, a short circuit occurs and a circuit breaker trips. TN-C-S means that ...
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Stove plug wiring

Do not use that circuit until repaired by a qualified electrician. What you likely had is a legacy NEC 250.140(B)(4) installation that the bare wire of a type SE cable is designated a neutral. This ...
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Why is my electrical panel buzzing?

The buzzing noise you're hearing could be caused by a loose connection or a faulty breaker. When current flows through a loose connection, it can create vibration and buzzing sounds. The voltage ...
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Why is my electrical panel buzzing?

Either find the broken/bad joint in the conduit, or (might be simpler) add a ground wire in this particular circuit's conduit. At some point the hot to ground voltage will be correct. If that point is ...
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Should I cut or detach a ground wire for a light fixture to remove it?

It appears there are two wires under the green screw. This is not proper and it would be best to correct it as follows: Loosen the green screw and remove both wires Take a short piece of #14 wire (it ...
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Should I cut or detach a ground wire for a light fixture to remove it?

If you are discarding the old fixture, cutting the wire is fine. If you are not discarding it, but might use it elsewhere, it's trivial to loosen the grounding screw, remove the fixture ground wire (...
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Should I cut or detach a ground wire for a light fixture to remove it?

There is a ground wire attached to the metal box, so the box is grounded. You can cut the ground from the old fixture, leaving enough wire to wire nut it to the ground of the new fixture. When you ...
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How do I safely ground and bond my circuit?

Neutral and safety ground are connected (bound) at one place only: the master electrical panel. Neutral carries current under normal operation, and if there is a fault neutral can become energized. ...
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Can I connect a ground rod to a wire on my backyard

Your main electrical panel should be grounded with a ground rod, so if the wire is part of the panel ground at the main panel, it can be grounded. However, if the wire you are talking about is not at ...
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