Recp. Outlets/Converting


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Old 04-20-03, 07:20 AM
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Recp. Outlets/Converting

I currently have two prong outlets in my home. I would like to convert to three prong/grounded. Is there away to do this short of rewiring my whole home? All suggestions are appreciated. Thank You
 
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Old 04-20-03, 07:41 AM
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If you don't have a ground wire present in the box then you can use GFCI receptacles and put the little stickers on saying no ground. One gfci can protect all the receptacles down line from it.
 
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Old 04-20-03, 07:45 AM
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Will that type of rec. protect my electronics? Mainly my computer!
 
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Old 04-20-03, 07:49 AM
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You will need a properly grounded receptacle. It is possible that there is a ground. You will need to investigate. If you have conduit, that may be able to be used as the ground. You can not ground to a water pipe. You must run a new cable back the service panel and ground there.
 
 

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