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What do ground wires look like?
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Ground wires (also called grounding conductors) are either bare metal or have green insulation. Neutral (grounded conductor) wires are white, and hot wires are black, red, or sometimes blue.
Also see our blog posts Can old electrical wiring go bad inside a wall? and What causes copper wires to turn green or black in an electric panel? and Why is bundled wiring in an electric panel a defect? and What does it mean when a wire is "overstripped" at a circuit breaker? and Is knob and tube wiring illegal?
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