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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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two prong outlets in home just purchased

is there a reason to change to three prong outlets


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Old 11-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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The only legal way to do it is by changing them to a GFI outlet.
Still not going to have a ground but then you could plug in a three prong plug.
When you cange them you have to put the sticker that comes with it that says ungrounded.


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Old 11-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Reason? No.

Only problem arises when you have a 3 prong plug to plug in.

Those little cheaters that convert 3 prong plug to a 2 prong plug are not the answer.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Only if you are wanting to use Surge protection for your expensive electronics, and wanting proper GFCI circuits in bath, Kitchen, basement, outside, garage, crawl space, etc..
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