converting to grounded outlet


Old 04-23-07, 09:02 AM
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converting to grounded outlet

i live in an older house, and many of the wall outlets are the older, non-grounded type. how would i go about converting these to grounded outlets?
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Old 04-23-07, 09:11 AM
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First tell us what you are trying to accomplish.

Do you want properly grounded receptacles, or do you want three prong receptacles that properly installed?
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Providing truly grounded receptacles everywhere in your house is usually prohibitively expensive (except perhaps for a small ranch-style house). But fortunately you usually don't need them everywhere.

There are three things you accomplish by providing grounded receptacles. One is that now you can plug in things with three prong plugs. Two is that you get a certain amount of protection against shock. And three is that your sensitive electronics can be better protected against voltage surges and operate more reliably.

Which one or more of these three things are you after?
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