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=== === Tie the bare ground onto the ground screw in the back of the box then tie green wire from outlet to bare ground with a "wire nut", also known as a "marrette", or with an equivalent kind of secure electrical connector.

=== === <><><> If you must go with a 3 prong outlet, ground the box. I would recommend a 4 prong outlet as it meets modern code and is safer.


As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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