am i grounded?

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Old 11-14-04, 12:31 PM
missmelis
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Question am i grounded?

i live in an old victorian and the previous owners added lots of new outlets connected by wire mould (i think that's what it's called). i want to check if these outlets are grounded. can you advise me how to tell? thank you.
 
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Old 11-14-04, 12:36 PM
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There are a number of different ways. If the receptacles have a grounding hole, the simplest is to spend $8 on an outlet tester at your home center. Plug it in. Read the lights. Note that this tester can only tell if you have a grounding connection--it can't tell if the grounding connection is legal or good. But it's a start.

It can also be done with neon circuit tester or with a multimeter. If you have one of those and no outlet tester, let us know (although I would encourage you to get the outlet tester anyway).

Wiremold. It's a brand name. http://www.wiremold.com
 
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