Now I obviously cannot and would not attempt any repair for perhaps 10 reasons (I have checked out a good 30 postings on the subject).
What I am asking is under what circumsances will I KILL myself. One of the HNR outlets is next to a good outlet. So if I have a floor lamp plugged into the good outlet and another lamp plugged into the HNR and I touch both lamps (presumably in good electrical condition), am I going to be zapped? The lamps clearly would not have a ground type plug. Am I less likely to die if both appliances are grounded? One grounded one not??? I have to assume that if there is any electrical fault in the lamp (or appliance), then I am going to be in trouble.
I am NOT using the HNR that is next to a good outlet. The one HNR that is pretty isolated is being used but I presume the only exposure here is using the vac or any long corded appliance. I also will not use the HNR with a computer or accessories.
While I will bring this up with the landlord, I do not want to cause undue alarm.
Wes in NJ