Code Q&A

Code Q&A

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Q. Is an equipment grounding (bonding) conductor installed in a metal raceway required to be bonded to the metal box if all the circuit conductors are pulled through the box without splice or termination?

A. No. The equipment grounding (bonding) conductor is not required to terminate to the metal box, unless the circuit conductors are spliced within the box, or terminated on equipment within the box (250.148).

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