And mine .... big sky .... dang high rises
We're quite proud of our tree .... it's a tourist attraction
"" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
Thanks for the pic.
Being a coal cracker, it is truly amazing.
Last edited by Ernie_Fergler; 09-06-2008 at 10:27 PM. Reason: spell check
I bought a house that was built in 1883. It use to have the old wire that ran through porcelain. Which at one time was changed over to two wire system. I am putting in 3-prong pluggins because buying cheaters all the time is a bummer. In my breaker box the neutral and ground bus bar are combined into one bar. My electric boxes in the walls are not metal, they are plastic single gang boxes. Being my neutral and ground wires run into the same bus bar in the breaker box. Can I run a ground wire from the neutral wire to the ground on my electrical outlets/pluggins? My neutral wires and grounds are the samething.
Last edited by justy; 09-16-2008 at 11:39 PM.
I'm no electrician but I don't think your allowed to physically attach the bare ground wires to the neutral wires at the same points.
I think you maybe right, That's why I asked. Even though my bus bar in the breaker box is both neutral and ground combined. I don't think you can wire like that in the electrical box plugins. I doubt that would be code. I'll install 3 prong plugins for now and wire it as a 2 prong. Down the road, Maybe I'll take the old plaster and lats off and run some 12-2 or 14-2 wire so I have a ground to my boxes. That way it should be code. Some of my wires in the walls are fat black old things. Probably a good idea to replace them. The common wire has a cloth sheathing around it. Could be a fire hazard. So I'll wait. And replace it. Thanks for the help.