I’ve always had the idea in my head that electrical grounding clamps might be a bad idea, but I was always pretty reluctant to purchase them for a home due to the fact that I’ve never experienced them working. I went ahead and bought them anyway, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. They did make a difference and now I’m using them on more of my home’s wiring.
Ive noticed that Ive had a few issues with my grounding clamps, and Im hoping it was just me. My issue has been that my grounding clamps have not sealed properly and Ive been having problems with my grounding wire getting pulled out in the wash, and causing me to have to use a different grounding wire. Ive been getting these same problems on my other homes wiring too, so I don’t know if it’s just my wiring.
Im not sure how you tell whether your grounding wires are leaking or not. Just take a look at the wires to see how far down they are. If they are all long and straight then you don’t have a problem. If they are bent and crossed then you probably do. If they are bent but straight then you have a problem.
This is a really common problem and the best thing to do is to check your grounding wires. You can usually see your wires with a simple inspection tool, but if you have a lot of trees or brush around your property, you may not be able to see your wires. If you can’t see them then you can’t ground them.
The electrical grounding wires are a good way to check if you have a grounding problem. Simply run your grounding wire from your house to wherever it is you are working on, or to your garage, and see if you can feel any resistance. If you can feel any resistance then you should be able to ground it.
If you have any wiring issues, or have any questions about grounding in your home, email us at [email protected]
Grounding is important when it comes to electrical work. We get asked all the time “do I have any grounding problems?” We respond, “yes, your house, but we’re going to fix it.
Oh, okay, so we’re going to do electrical work on our houses? Sounds fun.
We think that electrical wiring has a lot of things to do with grounding. If your house is wired in the way that many homes are, it’s more likely to have a problem. Just like not having a proper ground would cause a problem, not having an electrical grounding clamp would cause a problem. So if you have any grounding issues, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, you and your family should be working to make sure your house is grounded.
This is a new service offered by GreenStar (check out their website), that lets you turn on your home’s electrical grounding. The problem you have is that you may not always know when you’ve turned on the grounding. In this case, the grounding clamp is turned on when you plug your phone in and turn on your computer. Thus, you can always test to see if you are in the correct electrical mode.