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05:25PM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 02/17/03
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I have a 1950s home with ungrounded outlets. It is a ranch-style home with terrific crawlspace clearance. This would seem to make adding a ground wire to each outlet relatively easy for me; however, an addition in the 1960s relocated the main panel to the far corner of a fully-finished dug-out basement. Rather than try to run dozens of new wires to this hard-to-reach panel, I am wondering if I can run all of these ground wires to a ground spike located in my crawlspace.
I read all of the posts about grounding outlets over the last year and hadn't seen this idea proposed as a solution. Is this a safe, reliable means to do the job? Will it meet the NEC req's?
Thanks in advance for your advice.


11:38AM | 02/22/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
No it is not ok to do this.


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