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I was replacing a 3 prong electric outlet and discovered that it has had the ground contact wired directly to the neutral line, instead of having a separate ground wire attached. Is that a safe arrangement, or must I replace the outlet with a 2 prong (no ground) outlet? It would really be useful to have a 3 prong outlet there, but I want to be safe. I know that the ground wire and neutral wire both go to the same ground bar in the breaker box, but I don't know if it is safe to connect them above that level. I submitted this question yesterday, and today I found: “1195007409.eg: No contact email for notifying or requesting further information concerning No email address entered for notification. We were unable to contact you either with information of where to find an answer on our site, or to ask you to clarify further specifics.” I know I submitted my email address yesterday, but I am trying again.
Re: CAN A GROUND PRONG BE SAFELY ATTACHED TO THE NEUTRAL LINE IN AN OUTLET?
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