New/old House


Old 08-22-05, 06:02 PM
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New/old House

Here is the question, I am considering buying a house that has 3 or 4 grounded plugs. Can I simply run a ground wire from one outlet box to another without changing out the Romex they currently have in there?? The rest of the house has 3 prong plugs without ground. If there is anymore info needed please let me know.
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Old 08-22-05, 08:07 PM
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For the time and effort involved to add a grounding means to your wiring it would be better to replace it with a new cable that includes a ground. You won't have to worry about the condition of the old insulation and you can bring the circuitry up to date. Todays people add a much greater demand to the electrical system.

Unless your home has GFI protection for the 3 prong receptacles the previous owners have created a Code violation that should be fixed.
Old 08-23-05, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply, I will let the realtor know.

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