Yeah, that's the main reason I generally don't like to extend reduced ground romex circuits. I don't mind the fact that it's a reduced ground (everything bigger than #10 is anyhow still today), but the termination methods of old just won't meet muster today. When the need does arise, however, to extend one of these circuits, I feel compelled to back-track the whole circuit and make them up in a manner more in tune with how we'd do it today.LawnGuyLandSparky said:I've seen them folded over the sheath and twisted together (not very well, either) behind the box, as there weren't any ground screws on devices anyway. Typically, these would be metal gem boxes with 2 nails running right through the box to secure it to the stud. The twisted pair of grounds would then be "wrapped" around the back of the cable clamp retaining screw, or sandwiched between the box and the stud as a form of "termination."
Not that it is required, but maybe you can persuade the customer of going back to some of the other locations to help correct some of those bogus terminations.TOMWELDS2 said:Thanks Pierre. Because of its size, i didnt know if it was considered a bond or gnd. The next problem is 'how it's connected'...under the nail head...ouch!