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kenny357 09-16-2007 08:53 PM

how dangers is an ungrounded receptical
 
i'm sure this question has been answer but i was checking my outlets and found 2 of my outlets with no ground and i want to know how dangers is it and how to repair it any info will help

chris75 09-16-2007 09:16 PM

Depends on whats getting plugged in, not too many household appliances have a grounded cord anyways, but if you want you can replace the existing 2 wire receptacles with GFI''s...

just reread your post..., Are you receptacles already 3 wire receptacles but missing a ground? or are they 2 wire receptacles?

jproffer 09-16-2007 10:24 PM

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how dangers is it and how to repair it
A good start would be to read THIS THREAD. It goes off course a few times, but the information you want is there.

RippySkippy 09-17-2007 06:50 AM

Have you taken the covers off of some of the 3 prong outlets to verify that they indeed have a ground and were not just swapped out for convenience? If you haven't yet, you should to see what your dealing with.

kenny357 09-17-2007 04:01 PM

not many things are getting pluged in, however one of the receptecals is in the bathroom also the receptecals are 3 wire receptecals thanks for the help

J. V. 09-19-2007 11:45 AM

chris75.....How would a GFCI work without a grounded conductor?

Stubbie 09-19-2007 11:52 AM

John:

The nec in 2008 is supposed to make all this confusion about grounded,grounding and ground more clear. The term earthing is going to come into play much like or friends in other parts of the world. Long story though....

I'm sure Chris is talking about that green wire in the cord.....:)

Notice how I ingeniously avoided any word that starts with "Ground---"....:thumbsup:

Stubbie

HouseHelper 09-19-2007 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by J. V. (Post 63745)
chris75.....How would a GFCI work without a grounded conductor?

It won't work without a groundED conductor (i.e. neutral) but will work just fine without a groundING conductor.

chris75 09-19-2007 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by J. V. (Post 63745)
chris75.....How would a GFCI work without a grounded conductor?

Did your question get answered? And I was talking about a grounding conductor... really didnt think it would be an issue on a DIY site... :)

kenny357 09-20-2007 09:18 PM

yes my question was answer. thanks


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