Can I Change the Ground on my Electrical Outlet?
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Electrical Question from Mark about Grounding
Background: Mark, a Electrician from Detroit, MI.
Question: Can I take a non-grounded three prong receptacle and fill the ground hole with epoxy or silicone caulk and be in compliance.
Thanks for your electrical question Mark. No I don’t believe that is accepted because you would be altering the device. Intended use of an electrical device is just what it means and altering it voids the UL Listing.
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