Need for grounded prong ?

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Old 06-01-00, 07:09 AM
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I apologize in advance for asking this, but - My mother's house is 40+ yrs. old and the outlets do not have 3 holes. She wants to plug in a 3-prong multi-outlet. Can we break off the 3rd grounding prongs on the new multi-outlet? I know we can use a 2 to 3 prong converter plug, but where she wants to put this, it needs to be pretty flat. Any advice and go easy on me ! EEK !
 
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Old 06-01-00, 07:35 AM
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Not do not do that. Replace the outlet with a gfci outlet then you plug in the electrical strip. Code allows this but you will not potection for equipment that needs a ground.
 
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Old 06-01-00, 04:57 PM
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hello cindyloo,
you could do this but i strongly advise agnest it. i recomend u install a gfci outlet, or install a ground wire and grounded outlet. if u choose a ground wire u will need to take it all the way back to the panel and install a ground bar in panel if none is present as well as a ground rod.
 
 

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