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Re: [APD] Aromat Ballasts Arrived
S. Hieber wrote:
> That's what I swas trying to say yesterday in my own sloppy way. You'd have to go back to the main box (the breaker box) and test from there with something that's the functional equivalent of the Neutral-Ground circuit in the GFCI.
> Actually, if you're at the main box, you could disconnect the ground from the Neutral line in question and then test across the ground and neutral for voltage. If there's a cross, youd get a something other than near zero. Otoh, if the wrong wire is connected as ground at the socket without any cross connects between ground and neutral . . , well, you get the idea.
Ya. That was what I was speaking of when I was saying it probably makes
no difference -- even in terms of safety -- if the neutral line from the
breaker box is connected to the ground on the outlet and the ground wire
is connected to the neutral. It really boils down to how far down the
wire the electrons have to go before they reach the earth. I just wasn't
sure if there was anything wrong with that reasoning.
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