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Old 05-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Surge protector indicates the outlet is not grounded. How do I ground the outlet or is it the breaker box that needs grounding?

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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This would depend on the wiring method to the receptacle. This has nothing to do with the panel grounding.

It may be just as easy to install a new grounded circuit.

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Surge protector indicates the outlet is not grounded. How do I ground the outlet or is it the breaker box that needs grounding?
First question, are you renting or do you own this place?
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Either the ground broken somewhere and needs to be fixed or the more likely option is that someone replaced a two prong receptacle with a three prong receptacle and did not connect the ground because it was not there.
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