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The practice of connecting neutral and ground prong in outlets is called "Zeroing" and is not advised. It does provide semi-ground and helps in case of short to washing machine chassis for example, BUT, if by some chance the neutral get interrupted somewhere from supply side (because it burned or fell out cheap backstab OR some lazy worker put a ...


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You will need to drill out the "stove" bolt. It has rusted and the rust expanded locking in the remains of the bolt . Chances are slim and none that you will be able to rotate the weakened bolt body , with any treatment. I would grind the head flat; center punch the center of the bolt; and use a small bit- smaller than 1/8"( 3mm) if possible ....


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The video worked for me but I believe it is a thru bolt as you can see the head on the other side in one quick segment of the video. I have had similar issues with bolts in cast (the leg is cast iron) . I have never found any penetrating oil that will work for most of these cases. Heat is your friend here. Use a torch to get the metal red hot! Once the metal ...


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Depends what you're after. Equipment protection If you want equipment protection from ESD and the like, then "bootleg ground from the neutral" will suffice. It's a disaster from a safety perspective, though. Human life safety For life safety, bootlegging ground off neutral is very bad news. An ordinary break or weak connection on the neutral ...


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What you are describing sounds like a TN-C system where the neutral and ground are combined all the way to the sockets, where a "bootleg ground" is used to both the ground and neutral terminals. In a TN-C-S system, the neutral and ground are split at the origin of the supply in the property, and they are never combined after that one splitting ...


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I would just like to add, because it appears to not be mentioned, that combining/attaching/bonding the ground and neutral together should only be done once, and that singular place where the ground and neutral are mechanically/metallically joined should be at the service. The panel where the metering equipment is located. If you attached the ground and ...


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Your situation I'm most familiar with the US, and will be describing some things using the specific terms used by the US electrical code (except I will be calling the neutral wire neutral, since to use the phase the code uses would only cause a lot of unneeded confusion). You can read about what these terms mean below in the background section, which ...


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