I inherited my parents' home in the San Fernando Valley, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1000 sq feet with unattached garage. My father had 3 prong outlets installed in the kitchen and living room about 20 years ago.
The City Inspector who came out to review a recent replumbing of the house said that there was an electrical ground to one of the pipes under the house. LA DWP came out and said everything was grandfathered as far as the electrical panel (four panel switches) and the riser although "code" would be to raise it and reboard the riser.
The refrigerator is almost 35 years old, and running still on a two prong outlet. I've had no flickering or any kind of problems knock on wood. However, it's a 60 year old house.
Attached is a photo of the riser. I'm told that if I get a new one put in "per 2011" code I have to rip out the electrical panel as well to replace it. But it's working great. What do I REALLY need to be checking for at this point if my home is grandfathered in to the present upgrade?
Scared to Hire An Electrician in CA that will take me to the cleaners...*sigh*