J > I have read the postings on this topic in this news group and haven't
J > found one quite like mine so....
J > Yes, I live in a 1959 house, and the house sockets are only two
J > pronged...
J > Now, when I removed the faceplace and socket, I found wires entering the
J > metal box from the top and connecting to the socket. And another set
J > connecting of wires connected to the same poles exiting the bottom of
As the others have said, it appears there is a good possibility your
outlets can be replaced by three prong/grounded ones. To be absolutely
certain you will need an outlet tester. (I periodically check the
outlets here -- wiring can loosen.)
Ideally you would open up all the outlets and make the upgrades
suggested by another poster. With all due respect, fat chance! <g>
While this is the proper way I'll admit I probably wouldn't do it here
-- it works, leave it alone. At the outlets being upgraded I would
add the ground wire; I would not rely on the screws holding the outlet
in place to be the sole ground connection.
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