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replaceing an existing 2 prong recepticle with a 3 prog receptacle????

replaceing an existing 2 prong recepticle with a 3 prog receptacle????

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Old 04-10-03, 12:53 PM
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Question replaceing an existing 2 prong recepticle with a 3 prog receptacle????

Good Afternoon,
This is my first time on this forum so please take it easy on me.
I would like to change a 2 prog recepticle to a 3 prong (the house was built in the 50's with multiple upgrades). It is the only 2 prog on the circuit along with 2 other 3 progs. The recepticle box is metal and has 6 wires coming into it. 2 black, 2 white and 2 copper ground wires. I did a ground test and it is grounded. Is it as easy as just repaceing the outlet (I know you can only have one wire under a screw (for) the ground) but I can wire nut those together than tie it to the box.

Any help would be greatly appriciated....

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Old 04-10-03, 01:17 PM
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Cool

Here is an illustrated article from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine on wiring outlets that may help you:
http://www.familyhandyman.com/200111...tlet/main.html
Good Luck!
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Old 04-10-03, 01:27 PM
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Exactly what i was looking for....

Thank you Very Much....(I whish i would have done this a week ago.


 
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