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This is not about grounding, or perhaps it is... Lets start with your connectors: Do you have AC-connectors at your devices with or without grounding pin? Laptop psu may have a protective earth connection, a phone charger won't have one. I've never seen a phone charger with protective earth connection. Both PSUs are doubly insulated, I'm pretty sure, which ...


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Steps to go through: Turn off the power to an outlet that is causing you problems. (Fusebox/main switch) Check the exterior of the outlet for presence of a metal grounding element/grounding pin/whatever you have over there. Open the outlet, check to see if there's proper wiring: all three pins connected. Close the outlet. If the answer in 3 was: yup, ...


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I don't know too much about replacing outlets, only what I've read online or through YouTube videos. That's a good start but I would strongly recommend that you learn more before you make potentially safety-impacting changes in your electrical wiring. In particular if you cannot immediately state the relationships between amps, volts and watts, if they ...


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There are only 2 correct and safe ways to add a 3-prong outlet where formerly there was only a 2-prong one*: Safe way #1: run a new cable with an appropriately sized ground all the way back to the breaker panel. Safe way #2: Use a GFCI outlet (with the "test" and "reset" buttons), which will cut off power to the outlet if it senses an imbalance of current. ...


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The only time metal sheathed cable can be used as a grounding conductor is if it has a thin aluminum bonding strip. You MUST assure this is your kind of cable before re-installing grounding type receptacles. Image ©Mike Holt:


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Re-pulling through installed flex is a nightmare. If you do, keep in mind that new-style dimers require a neutral. -EMT fittings? I'm guessing there's no red bushing either. Flexible conduit used as ground? - InterNACHI Inspection Forum: "In general FMC or flexible metal conduit is limited to 6' in length when used as an EGC (equipment grounding ...


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There is no minimum or maximum distance from a foundation, footing, panel or otherwise. It is best to keep it as close as possible, but nothing dictates this by code. The main thing you want to avoid is getting it a few feed down then hitting the footing. This is a PIA. Here are the relevant code sections with regard to spacing. Taken form the 2001 NEC. ...



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