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If the circuit breaker/outlet box/panel has a ground connection on it, it's super trivial to ground all your outlets, if not time consuming. A green light indicates this on the surge protector. Can an electrician fix a problem like this? Murrow Reply With Quote June 13th, 2015,9:05 PM #10 Spectre The Deported Join Date Feb 1st, 2007 Location Dallas, Texas Age 40 Posts 34,153 Car(s) 87 XJ6 | 89 Bronco | http://webtrekkie.com/how-to/drivers-not-working-properly.php

A GFCI will not protect your electrical equipment, neither will a properly grounded receptacle. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Tsilent_Tsunami -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago(0 children)Learn how to dance in the shower with this one simple trick. I guess in theory I could try to get money out of my complex if my electronics were damaged, but it would be much, much easier just to make sure it's How about mounting your own TV with internal wires? http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=36399.0

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You won't be able to vote or comment. 757677Apartment has no ground on outlets (self.buildapc)submitted 1 year ago by Niinja04I want to pull the trigger on a build I have ready but I just realized Since then I have added and modified that system a couple of times, plus wired four locations where we ran retail stores. The apt I rent now has one gfci in the bathroom and one grounded outlet in the living room, rest are all ungrounded. Laptops with plastic PSU often don't have grounds because plastic doesn't conduct electricity.

  • If you still have outlets with no ground, I guarantee you have cloth insulated wiring which isn't up to code anymore.
  • Our set of rules and regulations clocks in at 800 pages and growing each time it's released.
  • There is no color code on the wires so how do I tell which one is hot.
  • I find it hard to believe that just those two circuits would have been upgraded to grounded cable in a remodel, and I can't see any way that a GFCI could
  • Devices intended for use in North America all will be designed for 60 Hz operation.
  • permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]Jim-Jones[V] Electrician 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(0 children) electronics are damaged by voltage fluctuations (surges) Unless you get a very high voltage spike, no, not really.
  • permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]arvindsg -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago(0 children)What I said isn't something brand new.
  • Basically, you should talk to the landlord about what he is willing to either pay for or let you pay for or whatever arrangement you want.
  • While GFCIs should be used with a equipment ground, they will still function without it.
  • Getting my power outlets grounded is currently not an option permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]tooclosetocall82 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(2 children)It's not if there's no risk - say if a wire in your PSU

XBL : Figment3 · SteamID : Figment · Website : www.nathanswyers.com 0 Ruckus Registered User regular February 2012 I'm pretty sure a lot of what you guys are suggesting may violate It'd be nice if they all were modernized, but they aren't. Spectre is correct about electrical codes. Cost Of Grounding A House permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Durid 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)Haha, my thoughts as well.

Before you message a Mod for advice, we encourage you to create a new post and ask the community. herm0016 said: ↑ wrong. 3 wire was not code until the 60s, well into the days of romex. Two separate but very important problems. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/apartment-is-not-electrically-grounded-should-i-really-worry.2385404/ What a nightmare, haha.

GFCI without ground will protect against current leakage and load imbalance between the live and neutral lines. House Electrical Not Grounded Its really just an electrocution hazard if you have a short. There seems to be a lot of misunderstandings about why jurisdictions require licensed electricians and what they require them for, but this is certainly a case where, unless you know what Steam: hewn0 Sebbie Registered User regular February 2012 bowen wrote: Sebbie wrote: I have no idea what would be a safe ground, this is a little outside of my expertise hence

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permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]ned_krelly -1 points0 points1 point 2 years ago(0 children)Correct, a gfci is not going to do anything about power fluctuations. http://computerhelp.yuku.com/topic/1189/Electrical-wiring-is-not-properly-grounded-in-my-apartment That's all you can really do. How To Ground An Electrical Outlet That Is Not Grounded This small voltage generally has little impact on electrical safety. Bad Ground Wire In House Tell them that your outlets are not properly grounded and insist that they bring in an electrician to fix them.

If there's a cable leaving this box to power other boxes, use this "Output" Red as the Hot supply going out on that cable. Would that help? permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]bootselectric 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(0 children)The actual fix to this is to replace the plugs with gfci plugs. Just clamp some green wire to the rod and wire to the ground terminal on the circuit breaker. How To Find A Bad Ground In Your House

Most modern stuff (with a few exceptions) uses SMPS supplies. However, ungrounded outlets are against the building code here in North America. #9 mmntech, May 31, 2014 Mixolydian Lifer Joined: Nov 7, 2011 Messages: 14,495 Likes Received: 41 The place Also unless he is doing a renovation, he's not required to bring it up to today's code. http://webtrekkie.com/how-to/enabling-dual-monitors-properly.php Where do you live?

Originally Posted by Spectre You should always have a UPS...[snip] I should've clarified, but all the outlets have a nice slot for the ground prong, but it isn't connected to much How To Ground A House Electrical System I have to have a licensed electrician replace a light fixture? http://www.amazon.com/WHOLE-LIGHTNIN.../dp/B003Z9S974 #20 bradley, May 31, 2014 Thebobo Diamond Member Joined: Jun 19, 2006 Messages: 6,701 Likes Received: 383 If your Box is grounded you can use these.

I could be wrong, but I thought it was basically anything you do.

In an older ungrounded system, you'll still detect 110 VAC from Hot to Neutral, but there appears to be no voltage from either of those slots to the metal box in I quite like doing things a non conventional way... It is still better than nothing, isn't it?Can an electrician fix a problem like this? How To Tell If Your House Is Grounded permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]laheyisadrunkbastard -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago(0 children)Landlords will NEVER fix this problem. ("But everything is eventually grounded at the junction box.

permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]IrishDemon[V] Foreman IBEW 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago(0 children)Most electronics have AC to DC converters... I am a professional programmer owning a good amount of expensive hardware that 'asks' for 3-prong outlets to be used when plugging it in. Really? check over here Retail store locations are very similar to house wiring - just 120 / 240 VAC, mostly 15-amp branch circuits) except for the grade of cables used for fire resistance.

Electricity is NOT something you want to just tinker around with!! I contacted the landlord and asked them if there was a ground in the apartment (since the kitchen has 3-prongs outlets for the kitchen) and I was told that they only I'll have to talk to the landlord's electrician to see if he can macguyver something for me.