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RE: Wiring outlet box

I've been doing this for almost four decades, apparently they've amended the code to allow compression connectors UL listed or approved for the purpose and provide an adequate path for ground. This is rather open ended as it leads to all kinds of problems if not adequately employed. First, there's a maximum length the conduit can be run without a ground installed with variables such as number and size of conductors installed, voltage, amperage, type of conduit etc. If someone is injured or killed and the installation is found inadequately grounded through testing it wouldn't be pretty.

Just as its perfectly fine to use the device (meaning the receptacle) as a means of circuit continuity, IE back stabbing or wrapping the screws, but any electrician worth his salt would tail the wire's first, and not use a compression connector as part of the equipment ground integrity.

Martin



Edits: 04/15/17

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