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Thread: Nongrounding receptacle replacement NEC vs. IEBC

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    Nongrounding receptacle replacement NEC vs. IEBC

    To replace a non-grounding type receptacle, the International Existing Building Code, says (if no equipment grounding conductor) "....shall be permitted to be grounded to any accessible point on the grounding electrode system....".
    This is not one of the options listed in NEC Article 406.

    1. A viable option if your state uses the IEBC?

    2. Is a metal box and armored cable part of the grounding electrode system?

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    Look at 250.130(C)

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    250.130(C)

    (C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or Branch Circuit
    Extensions. The equipment grounding conductor of a
    grounding-type receptacle or a branch-circuit extension shall
    be permitted to be connected to any of the following:
    (1) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode system
    as described in 250.50
    (2) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode conductor
    (3) The equipment grounding terminal bar within the enclosure
    where the branch circuit for the receptacle or
    branch circuit originates
    (4) An equipment grounding conductor that is part of
    another branch circuit that originates from the enclosure
    where the branch circuit for the receptacle or branch
    circuit originates
    (5) For grounded systems, the grounded service conductor
    within the service equipment enclosure
    (6) For ungrounded systems, the grounding terminal bar
    within the service equipment enclosure
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    250.130(C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or Branch Circuit Extensions. The equipment grounding conductor of a grounding-type receptacle or a branch-circuit extension shall be permitted to be connected to any of the following: (1) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode system as described in 250.50 (2) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode conductor (3) The equipment grounding terminal bar within the enclosure where the branch circuit for the receptacle or branch circuit originates (4) An equipment grounding conductor that is part of another branch circuit that originates from the enclosure where the branch circuit for the receptacle or branch circuit originates (5) For grounded systems, the grounded service conductor within the service equipment enclosure (6) For ungrounded systems, the grounding terminal bar within the service equipment enclosure Informational Note: See 406.4(D) for the use of a ground-fault circuit-interrupting type of receptacle.

    Right from reading the 460 articles on circuits.. which falls right into the IEBC codes...
    Student of electrical codes. Please Take others advice first.

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    I hear an echo...
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    think we were both answering at same time..lol... took me a few minutes to find it and double check it...
    Student of electrical codes. Please Take others advice first.

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