Updating 2 prong electrical outlets


05-Jan-2018 14:14

If the GFCI won't fit because there are too many wires in the box, you would have to have an Electrician install a new, larger electrical box.

Start the GFCI install by using needle nose pliers to bend the ends of the two existing wires into a u-shape, so they can fit snugly under each outlet screw.

Most of today's appliance cords contain a three prong plug and it becomes a nuisance when homeowners (of ungrounded electrical systems) are attempting to locate three socket outlets for the grounded plugs.

So they replace the two slotted ungrounded outlet with a grounded type outlet and it now becomes much more convenient for them to utilize these outlets in their home.

The ungrounded outlets are easily distinguishable by their two slot configuration verses the newer grounded type of outlets that have the two slots with a hole (ground socket) centered under the slots.

For this particular article, I will refer to these outlets as UNGROUNDED outlets and GROUNDED outlets.

So, if a ground fault did occur, and some of the current starts to travel into the casing (toward you), a functional GFCI will automatically trip and stop all current flow, avoiding an electrical shock.

A GFCI outlet will trip (shut down) when there is a difference in the amount of current flowing through the neutral side of the electrical wiring.But...these upgraded outlets are still grounded without upgrading the entire branch wire that feeds the outlet.



Our writers explore and prepare you for the thoughts and feelings we all experience on our dating journey to keep things fun and interesting.… continue reading »


Read more

held at Cine Star Potsdamer Platz on Sunday (October 27) in Berlin, Germany.… continue reading »


Read more

You not only get to make new friends, potential business partners and even find true love, but you also get to hear real stories, share your own experiences and even gain knowledge on a variety of topics.… continue reading »


Read more

And if you can’t get another one, your machine is useless. Early sewing machines, from the 1850s up until the turn of the 20th century, used what are called ‘long bobbins’, and operated on a flying-shuttle stitch-mechanism. The result is that transverse and vibrating shuttles (and the bobbins stored within them) are no-longer manufactured. Not shown are the buttonholer, the zigzagger, all the other bobbins, spare winder-tires, case-lid and key, and extra needles in original packaging. As much as possible, stick to big, well-known brands. Now, let’s move onto actually buying a sewing machine… To compete with more modern machines, these old German designs had to be updated. machine, make sure that it is a later model which is capable of taking modern needles. They’re whimsical, cute, they work very well…and they’re extremely old. When I bought it, it didn’t have a base-lid, it didn’t have a key, and it didn’t have a front slide-plate (all of which it now DOES have! The reason for this is because the vast majority of them will use modern machine-needles, despite the fact that some of them can be over a century old!… continue reading »


Read more

Swiss people may not be keen on making an effort when they know you are likely to move on in the near future, explains Tijmens.… continue reading »


Read more

I once talked to a woman for two months before we met.… continue reading »


Read more

Or, as we have been often asked by older women considering prospective male companions: are they truly looking for companionship, or someone to nurse them through their later years?… continue reading »


Read more

The highly-selective app launched in San Francisco earlier this year and has been rolled out in New York City.… continue reading »


Read more