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Old 06-19-2019, 02:21 PM   #16
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They also folded back over the outer sheath of the cable and made multiple wraps that would lay under the Romex clamp. This was called a Boston back wrap.

There were a lot of methods used before the NEC specified the grounding method.
How did a left coaster learn about Boston back wrap? I thought that was totally and east coat thing.
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Call an electrician. You canít even fathom that two is not three.

That's funny, since in your previous post you seem to be confused about what 2 poles means!
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Then test with this to see if the box is grounded


Well, that doesn't even have a chance of working if the screw for the cover plate isn't screwed through the ground hole.

However, I'd take that tester into the kitchen and see if those outlets are grounded first. My guess is someone installed a GFCI outlet in the kitchen, but it isn't actually grounded. Or, maybe someone has grounded that circuit.
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That's funny, since in your previous post you seem to be confused about what 2 poles means!
A two prong recepticle is two pole. The standard three prong recepticle is two pole with ground.

Thinking you’re probably the confused one.
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Well, that doesn't even have a chance of working if the screw for the cover plate isn't screwed through the ground hole.

However, I'd take that tester into the kitchen and see if those outlets are grounded first. My guess is someone installed a GFCI outlet in the kitchen, but it isn't actually grounded. Or, maybe someone has grounded that circuit.
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By law, the landlord has to provide a safe environment for you.

Any device that you have with a three prong plug most likely REQUIRES that device to be plugged into a grounded outlet in order for that device to function properly and safely for you.

A two prong outlet is NOT grounded.

You should let your landlord know that you cannot use your microwave, your computer and any other 3-prong device without voiding that device's warranty requiring a grounded plug. And as a result, the apartment/condo is not habitable under the terms of the rental/lease agreement.
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By law, the landlord has to provide a safe environment for you.

Any device that you have with a three prong plug most likely REQUIRES that device to be plugged into a grounded outlet in order for that device to function properly and safely for you.

A two prong outlet is NOT grounded.

You should let your landlord know that you cannot use your microwave, your computer and any other 3-prong device without voiding that device's warranty requiring a grounded plug. And as a result, the apartment/condo is not habitable under the terms of the rental/lease agreement.
Habitability probably refers to heat, light, sewer and water. So your argument could fall on deaf ear with the owner and court.
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You should let your landlord know that you cannot use your microwave, your computer and any other 3-prong device without voiding that device's warranty requiring a grounded plug. And as a result, the apartment/condo is not habitable under the terms of the rental/lease agreement.
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That not habitable argument is a huge stretch. I think you would lose.
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By law, the landlord has to provide a safe environment for you.

Any device that you have with a three prong plug most likely REQUIRES that device to be plugged into a grounded outlet in order for that device to function properly and safely for you.

A two prong outlet is NOT grounded.

You should let your landlord know that you cannot use your microwave, your computer and any other 3-prong device without voiding that device's warranty requiring a grounded plug. And as a result, the apartment/condo is not habitable under the terms of the rental/lease agreement.

An ungrounded outlet is not unsafe. If you intend to utilize devices which require 3-prong grounded outlets, it's up to you to rent an apartment that can accommodate them.
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An ungrounded outlet is not unsafe. If you intend to utilize devices which require 3-prong grounded outlets, it's up to you to rent an apartment that can accommodate them.
Admittedly, you do make a good point - "let the buyer beware."
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