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Grounding through an outlet

  1. Nov 6, 2016 #1
    Would sticking the end of a wire in the ground prong of a outlet ground whe wire and whatever is connected to the other end?
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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  4. Nov 6, 2016 #3

    jim hardy

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    If the outlet is wired correctly and the house wiring is intact.

    It's wise to own one of these outlet checkers, around six bucks at Walmart

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    https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-3-Prong-Receptacle-Tester/16561511
     
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