Can I use a piece of wire to connect a grounding plug to an outlet?
So I just moved to Ohio from Florida. The house I moved to is pretty old and has mostly two-prong outlets. I'm trying to plug my video game system in the living room of the house but the game system has a three-pronged plug.
I tried using a cheater plug that has one of those metal grounding tabs on it where you take the center screw out of the faceplate on the outlet and put it through the grounding tab on the cheater plug, then screw it back into the faceplate. The problem is the grounding tab goes too far out to the side and when I put the white screw into the grounding tab, I can't screw it back into the outlet.
So my question is, can I use a small piece of wire to bridge the gap? I was going to tie one end of a piece of wire to the grounding tab on the cheater plug and then insert the other end of the wire into the center of the faceplate and screw the white screw back into it. Would that work?
Really, I just want to plug my game system in without getting electrocuted, lol. Any advice?