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bobkat

08:33AM | 01/04/00
Member Since: 12/09/99
10 lifetime posts
I currently have three outlets in my garage, two in the ceiling and one in the wall. They all are on the same circuit. I want to tap off of the wall outlet and make two additional outlets located near my power tools. I'm using metal switch boxes and 1/2" metal conduit both mounted and ran outside the wall. Should the two metal boxes be grounded when making the connections inside?

CHOLE4ELECTRIC

03:26PM | 01/04/00
Member Since: 10/24/99
31 lifetime posts
Absolutely!!!!!
You be running three conductors in that pipe. One black, one white, one green and you should change that wall receptacle to a GFCI.
If you plan to use powertools and have a workbench there in your garage I recommend a separate 20amp circuit for your workbench also GFCI protected.


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