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Do I need a ground bar kit?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Michael Shaffer, May 13, 2004.

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  1. I'm installing a 50amp (14-50) receptacle and it's going to be protected
    by a 50amp GFCI breaker which is in a 70amp Square D load center(which
    only has 2 slots) . The load center only has 3 terminals, there's no
    ground. This might be a dumb question but does the grounding cable have
    to go through the GFCI or can I run it right to the receptacle so I
    wouldn't have to install a grounding bar? Does the GFCI breaker actually
    have a place to connect the ground or is it just the 2 hots and neutral?

  2. Thanks for the reply, appreciate it.
  3. Blue Crown

    Blue Crown Guest

    You must be installing a spa. You will have to have an isolated
    neutral and if there is not an equipment grounding bar, get one of
    those and connect the grounding conductor to that. No problem.
  4. SueMarkP

    SueMarkP Guest

    Or just make the grounding wire extra long and wrap it around the 10-32
    chassis grounding screw before terminating it on the receptacle. The GFCI
    doesn't use the ground, but its curly white wire goes to the neutral in the
    supply cable. Receptacle neutral goes to the neutral hole in the GFCI
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