Ground up 3 prong to ground down?

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Old 02-28-14, 08:36 PM
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Ground up 3 prong to ground down?

My girlfriend bought one of those wax burners that plug into the wall, but got home and realized that our outlets are ground up. Is there any adapter I can buy to use this with (She's pretty adamant about making it work, and you don't deny, or she might deny).
 
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Old 02-28-14, 08:38 PM
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Nope....nothing available will do that. Just turn the outlet 180. Be careful that no wires are twisted and turn the power off first.
 
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I don't believe that will be possible, we rent, and the landlord is a bit of a p.i.t.a. Might just take a extension cord, and attached to the wall. The heater isn't heavy at all, so it could work.
 
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Old 02-28-14, 09:08 PM
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Well..true...you shouldn't do anything if you rent...but there is no rule for how outlets are installed. Some electricians just have preferences.

I'd think attaching something to the wall would be more of an issue that just turning an outlet 180.
 
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Old 02-28-14, 09:13 PM
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Just use a power strip adapter. There only a foot long.

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