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Good morning Alex,
The boxes are metal, the house was built in 58 and it appears most of the old wiring has the insulation around all the wires. There is no green wire, but I am not on site currently.
I had a handyman replace some of the outlets to grounded and they test as grounded, but the rest of the house has the 2 slot ungrounded. I'll be on site in 5....
No, sort of the old "braided" black and silver sheathing that is pliable, clamped in the box at entry point.
Alex, I after digging in deeper it looks like there was a ground wire that was wrapped around the the two wires...argh, so good news.
So now, just pigtail a lead from the ground to the box and to the outlet?
Had some grounding wire, did as described. Tested correctly.
I feel I may have taken up some of your time on this one. I should of checked deeper into the wall and box prior to asking, just didn't see ground tucked up and away. Both hot and neutral were so evident it looked as if there was no ground. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a good exchange.
I did in fact rate you...perhaps it didn't go through?
Take a look, let me know.