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When inspecting the wiring of a fountain that had been hardwired into a GFCI outdoor box, I found a scrap of wire bridged between the GFCI ground receptacle connection and the Fountain wire ground. This looks like a shortcut. It is also a flimsy connection. If this were to disconnect at reinstallation, one could have a shock w/o the fountain ground wire installed. Any recommendations on how to corrrect this? I might know the answer, but I would rather hear this from another perspective.
 

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There are a number of threads on this forum going right now about people who were injured and killed from mistakes in this type of wiring.

You need to hire an electrician. Respectfully, mixing electricity and water features isn't the place to guess that you might know the answer.
 

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When inspecting the wiring of a fountain that had been hardwired into a GFCI outdoor box, I found a scrap of wire bridged between the GFCI ground receptacle connection and the Fountain wire ground. This looks like a shortcut. It is also a flimsy connection. If this were to disconnect at reinstallation, one could have a shock w/o the fountain ground wire installed. Any recommendations on how to corrrect this? I might know the answer, but I would rather hear this from another perspective.
Only because this is your first post will I remind you that not having an egc, or grounding conductor does not mean that someone WILL be shocked. Other circumstances would have to occur as well.
 

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