- Mar 8, 2020
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When I bought my house 32 years ago, it had no grounded receptacles. Where possible for outlets in in the kitchen and baths, and where electronics were plugged in, I ran ground wires from new receptacles and connected them to galvanized cold water pipes in the subfloor. Yes, I know that is not code but I figured better than nothing. Now I will be replacing the piping with PEX. My plan is to drive a 5/8 ground rod and run an 8-awg wire from it to wires from the receptacles. I think those wires are mostly solid 14-awg but some could be as small as 16-awg stranded. Looking at the HD website, I don't see connectors that look like they would work to attach wires from the receptacles to a continuous ground wire. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks.