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Why use ungrounded outlets?

Posted by Hammer on February 23rd, 1999 09:07 AM
In reply to Do GFCI breakers need a ground wire? by Isidro on February 22nd, 1999 09:29 AM [Go to top of thread]

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> Combo Switch how-to by doug seibert on 08/28/2005

Consider what appliance you are connecting:
There are some appliances that should *never* be grounded. In particular, that applies to toasters and anything else with exposed conductors. Consider: if you touch the heating
electrode in a toaster, and you're not grounded, nothing will happen. If you're slightly grounded, you'll get a small shock;
the resistance will be too high. But if the case were grounded, and you were holding it, you'd be the perfect path to ground...

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