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What causes my ground wire to be hot. as as i can remember,

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What causes my ground wire to be hot.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: as long as i can remember
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes its my parents cottage
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: All outlet grounds in cottage are hot
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) A loose or open neutral can create voltage from ground to a neutral.

2) Do you have a multi-meter available to confirm voltages?

3) Is the hot ground wire only limited to one branch circuit? Need more details?

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