Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements When Replacing Nongrounding-type Receptacles

Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements When Replacing Nongrounding-type Receptacles

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

Q. What are the requirements when replacing nongrounding-type receptacles?

A. If an equipment grounding conductor doesn’t exist in the outlet box, the existing nongrounding-type receptacles can be replaced with [406.4(D)(2)](Fig. 1):

a) A nongrounding-type receptacle.
b) A GFCI-type receptacle marked “No Equipment Ground.”
c) A grounding-type receptacle, if GFCI protected and marked “GFCI

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