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I read these daily. Appreciate your work here. My question is about replacement receptacles. Can I replace a non-grounding type receptacle with another non-grounding receptacle. There is an equipment grounding conductor in the outlet box. Also, is a permit required for this type of work?
Thanks for participating and for the comments. Section 406.4(D) (1) and (D)(2) provide the answer. If an equipment grounding conductor exists in the box, then a grounding type receptacle is required as the replacement. As for the permit being required, that information should be provided by the local authority having jurisdiction. Many authorities having jurisdiction have administrative rules that address repair and replacements.
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