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Old 10-08-2008, 08:21 AM   #16
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Are old 2 prong sockets safe for modern electrical appliances?

Surge protectors will actually protect your equipment, if they have at least L-N (line-neutral). The gfci is good on an ungrounded outlet, but you still won't have a ground of course, they just make it safer. What type of walls do you have, you might be able to fish a line to your equiptment.


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Last message crossed with InPhase's..

PVC pipe for DWV got the same rap when it came out as a replacement for cast iron, but you'll almost never see a house plumbed in 100% cast (unless local code requires).. like you said, cheap and legal [and it works]!

But I'm thinking maybe I'll knob & tube my new house..

(I'm absolutely j/k here, not flaming. Conversely to what I said, a lot of plumbers adopted polybutylene for water supply and probably had these same arguments.. then millions of homes needed their entire supply-side plumbing replaced).
Hey Scott, since we were getting off topic here, I dropped you a note through the private message function, but then realized you don't have 20 posts yet, and I am not sure if you are able to get the message. Hopefully the system will allow you to reply to a message if you choose. Just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you.

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Sent you a priv reply yesterday.. It let me send, but not sure if it got to you if that 20 post limit comes into play..


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