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is there a ground wire?

Posted by BobF on October 6th, 1999 07:44 AM
In reply to Electrical outlets by Marty in NY on October 5th, 1999 01:26 PM [Go to top of thread]

If you have a ground wire, then just buy new outlets and wire them up. ie) there should be three wires - black, white, and bare. If you don't have a ground wire, you need a GFCI for the first outlet in the line. Check the existing 3-prong outlets to make sure they too have a ground wire. If not, put a GFCI on those circuits. The GFCI must be the first outlet from the breaker box.
If you don't understand any part of this answer, then hire a pro. Or make sure your fire and life insurance are current.

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