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Copper Countertop Electrical Outlet

Posted by mcleroy (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 17, 08 at 5:56

Am installing copper countertop on island that is 48" x 96" with electrical outlets on either side.
Do I have to ground it some way? How to do?

Thanks

McLeroy


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RE: Copper Countertop Electrical Outlet

The outlets will have their own ground, and anything plugged into them will be grounded (if it has a 3 prong plug).

The outlets will also have a GFCI that will detect any current leakage.

The general rule is that metal 'likely to become electrified' needs grounding.

A counter is NOT in this class.


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RE: Copper Countertop Electrical Outlet

Thanks so much.
mcleroy


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