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Is there a way to create a safe grounding for a light switch in an old wiring home?

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Answered 2005-03-03 03:56:00

Run copper wire (green in color) of the same wire size as the switch's to either your service panel's grounding bar, or run to a cold water pipe that has a "jumper" across any indoor meters. Its not a good idea to ground to water lines anymore cause they have been finding that it causes pin holes in the copper lines and shortens the life of the copper tubeing.

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