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1960s House Wiring No Ground Wire

12 years ago

Need some advice on this. I am replacing a over the oven vent/light hood with a microwave/vent that has a grounded plug. The wires that are connected to the hood go into a junction box. Two seprate wires from the hood each have white, black and ground one set went from the hood fan and the other went to the hood light. They both went into the junction box where the grounds were tied together. The old house wire with no ground wire went from a wall switch to the junction box and the black was wire to the blacks and whites to whites but no ground from old wire. Question is can I get rid of junction box and run old wire directly to a new outlet box and operate microwave safely?

Thanks in advance for any help with this,


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