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Articles about ungrounded outlet


How Do I Correct Ground Wire Electrical Code Violations?

by Dave Rongey

Correcting the Grounding System of Home Electrical Wiring: I have been upgrading some of the fixtures and dimmer switches in my house, When installing ungrounded fixtures and switches where would I ground them?


Installing a GFCI Outlet Without a Ground Wire

by Dave Rongey

Can I install a GFCI outlet on a 2wire circuit that does not have a ground wire? How to Install a GFCI Outlet Where There is No Ground Wire.


Why Outlet Adapters are Not Safe and What the Alternatives Are

by Dave Rongey

The Problem with 2Prong Ungrounded Outlets: The Risks Involved when Using Adapters and Solutions to Consider, Upgrade the Wiring or Install a Ground Wire to Make it Safe


Wiring a GFCI Outlet with a Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet with a Switch – There are a few different methods that are used to wire GFI Outlets but all start with locating the Line side of the GFCI Receptacle where the power source is attached as described.


Grounding an Electrical Outlet

by Dave Rongey

How to Ground an Outlet that Does not have a Ground Wire