How do I properly ground a wire?

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Always make sure that the electrical power source is turned off before attempting to do any wiring work of your own, because although the line switch is off, a switch is still connected to the power source. Check this site out for instructions for how to properly ground a wire. www.inspectapedia.com
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1. Turn off power to the outlet that requires a ground. Test the outlet by inserting the leads of the voltage tester into the outlet slots - if the power is off, the neon light remains
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Get one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/w. iki/Rec. It will be about $10, available at any hardware store (home depot, lowes, osh, etc. Simple and safe.
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1 Try to find a simple adapter harness for your new head unit. This will convert the plug the existing vehicle stereo uses into a plug that goes straight to your new stereo. Inquire
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The grounding of all electrical equipment is very important. So much so that it is an electrical code rule required in any electrical installation.
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There are several ways to properly ground a wire. One way is to install a lug on the building's steel. Another way is to attach a ground lug to a copper water pipe. Another way is to attach the ground wire to the ground bar in your electrical panel. Or, you can drive a ground rod into the earth, and attach the wire to the ground rod.
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