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Old 05-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #16
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You have one pair coming in and two cables going out in that one box. There should not have been two wires under the screw head. Pigtails should have been used.

Your wiring looks too old to be grounded.


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I would strongly recommend an upgrade on your wiring this older wiring will often become brittle especially in lighting outlets.
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Splinter...,. If I understood you correctly in post 3 I think, your objective and interest is in having three prong recepticals, and you don't really care if they are grounded ... Right (TV and stereo don't usually demand grounds)
A lot of TV's do require grounds. Surge protector power strips require a valid ground in order to function and protect your expensive electronic equipment. Those orange 3-prong to 2-prong adapters don't do anything in the absence of a valid ground other than allow you to plug a 3-prong plug into a 2-prong receptacle.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:44 AM   #19
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Don't be handling that wire too much. It gets brittle over time and you could end up creating a spark/fire hazard inside the box when you try to stuff the brittle old insulation back in there.

You won't like to hear it but if you want genuine grounded outlets then you're going to have to get new wire pulled from the outlets back to the breaker panel.


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