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Grounded Outlets

Posted by Andy on September 6th, 1999 07:24 PM

We recently moved into an older (50 yrs) home and I am for the first time exposed to 2-wire outlets. I attached a "cheater" two-prong to 3-prong adapter with the vinyl grounding tab, but when I use a circuit tester on an outlet it indicates "Open Ground". Is it safe to plug in 3-prong devices to this outlet with a quality surge protector? Is there any other way to accomplish this without having the house rewired?

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