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Old 09-13-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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The home I am going to purchase was built in 1955. After the inspection, the inspector noted that all the outlets had been replaced from 2-pronged to 3-pronged, but they were ungrounded outlets.

Is this a common thing in San Diego, to have ungrounded outlets?
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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My home was built in 1923 and has almost all of its orginal knob and tube wiring. We did run new circuits for the kitchen. Yes it's very commen in older homes with non updated electrical systems. If your looking for a good company to upgrade your wiring check out Point Loma Electrical.
Rex
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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In La Mesa it is!
I spent $1200 for an electrician to come in a bring it up to date.
Not really a big deal or a deal breaker. Home depot sells the "two prong into three prong adapters" for .50 each
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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hitman619, can I ask who you used and what he did?
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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my wife and I bought a house with ungrounded outlets. we had to have the whole house rewired to the tune of $8,000. it bought us a lot of peace of mind. now the appropriate outlets are also gfci and we don't worry about having archaic wiring running through the walls. adapters don't cut it.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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I've seen ungrounded outlets in some of the apartments I've rented. They had been mostly rewired and grounded, but they had one or two two-prong outlets hanging around. One place I almost rented still had a fuse box instead of a circuit breaker.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:32 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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hitman619, can I ask who you used and what he did?
It was 9 years ago and done by a personal friend though my old job.
He ran Brand new wire throughout the whole house, put in new outlets and Grounded the wire under the house to copper pipe(which is legal and up to code)
He is licensed commercial electrician and gave me the HomeBoy Hookup
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:54 AM
 
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An electrician? Can I get a quote?
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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In La Mesa it is!
I spent $1200 for an electrician to come in a bring it up to date.
Not really a big deal or a deal breaker. Home depot sells the "two prong into three prong adapters" for .50 each
Two prong to three prong adapters offer zero additional safety. Could turn out to be a very expensive .50 each.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:38 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Two prong to three prong adapters offer zero additional safety. Could turn out to be a very expensive .50 each.
Lol so True
.50 is not worth your life
But some times you gotta do what you gotta do
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