If you're working with metallic raceways and boxes, they'll be tied together anyway.
To me I don’t find the wording fuzzy and the intent seems clear your to maintain continuityIt seems clear to me that all the conductors that are spliced should be connected together. In Trevors example, I would disagree with him and imo the #12 and #14 equipment grounding conductor's should be tied together.
I understand that the wording is fuzzy to some but I believe the intent is as I stated. I could be wrong
I agree. AND, if the JB contains a 15A switch and a 20A receptacle, you are not required to extend an EGC pig-tail wire to the device if you use self-grounding devices. In this case splicing all the EGC's together creates no heartburn.What I'm saying is that if you had two 12/2 cable and two 14/2 cables there is no reason that all four EGC need to be spliced together. If the box is metallic the largest EGC would connect to the box.
one drop for every flush times flushes per day times each flushee should help.What you gain in fault clearing ability is about the same as flushing an eyedropper full of iodine down the toilet to help the city with sewage treatment.
What you loose is some management of the wires in your junction box.
if i bolt a groundbus to a metal junction box and land my equipment grounds that is fine,There is a clear answer. You must tie them all together, and to the box if it's metal. (Is the box metal? You didn't say.) Go back and read the code section Dennis posted.