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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@unforgettableid, 1) A lampholder is a socket for a lightbulb. 2a) No. 2b) I rent, so no. 3a) No. 3b) Yes; I ended up using that instead. 4) Probably not, as the single overlooking window is right in front of the kitchen sink.
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
That's exactly what I'll do if I can't get my power safely out of the exterior receptacle. It's not my first choice mainly because of bugs.
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
Changing the light fixture is not an option, since I only need this setup for about a week.
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@MikePowell: It'll be out there on the order of one week. The cover is roughly of this size and configuration: homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Outdoor-Lighting-Outdoor-Wall-Mount/…
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@NiallC: What if I use a lampholder adapter, a grounding adapter with a wire going from the grounding lead to ground, and a GFCI adapter with built-in circuit breaker?
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
Could I run a wire from the ground lead coming off of the 3-to-2 adapter to, say the metal cover around the light fixture to achieve safe grounding?
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asked Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?