Electrical Wiring in the Home/Can I run Romex into an existing metal box
I live on Long Island, NY. I have a new outlet that's wired with Romex. I want to get power for this new outlet from an existing outlet that's wired with BX in a metal box. Is this allowed and, if so, how is the Romex protected where it enters the box and where do I attach the Romex ground wire in the metal box?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
This is allowed. You will need to use a typical romex connector that has the two screw clamp to attach it to the box. There will be a ground on the existing receptacle. Take it loose and attach a short wire to the existing receptacle then use a wire nut to attach the original ground wire, the new wire you attached to the receptacle and the romex ground wire together. Thanks, J
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