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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
There aren't bootleg grounds on the outlets/receptacles themselves, not sure if it's possible to have a bootleg ground on the box itself.
Feb
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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
@Tester101 the boxes are metal, it's possible that the boxes are grounded, but I'm not sure. I'll have to open an outlet again and take a picture. One thing's for sure, there was no copper ground wire in the box that I could see or attached to the previous outlets.
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accepted Reverse polarity on outlets, any negative side-effects?
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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
@DoxyLover Not sure re the jumper, on many of these outlets the hot/neutral wires are simply one continuous wire with the middle stripped away and wrapped around the screw on the side. Will update with a drawing
Feb
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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
I have tested the outlet and they may be grounded even though there is no visible ground wire in the outlet boxes. Please see my updated question.
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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
I have checked the wiring using a tester, it might be that the box itself is grounded or that the individual boxes are grounded. Please see my updated question.
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comment Ungrounded outlets, what are my options?
Nope, I have permission, experience, and a really busy landlord.
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comment Reverse polarity on outlets, any negative side-effects?
The question isn't discussing whether I replaced the ground with the hot or the ground with the neutral, but the neutral with the hot. If the hot and neutral were swapped in a switch, the switch would continue to work.
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