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YES, GFCI can replace 2-prong outlet


Posted by Doug Seibert on September 21st, 2002 08:01 AM
In reply to GFI Outlet Question by carl on September 20th, 2002 07:21 AM [Go to top of thread]

Sorry Steve.......The correct answer is YES.......

Carl........

The NEC states in part (406.3 D) ".......A nongrounding-type receptacle(s) shall be permitted to be replaced with a grounding-type receptacle(s) where supplied through a ground-fault circuit interrupter. Grounding-type receptacles supplied through the ground-fault circuit interrupter shall be marked 'GFCI Protected' and 'No Equipment Ground.'....................."

It does not provide a ground path.........But does provide the protection you are looking for......The GFCI device will operate without the ground connection (approved and reccommended for this very condition).......For more on this and other Electrical Questions check with the resident expert......Joe Tedesco on Bob's Bulletin Board on this very site................

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