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jfgrabe
Grounding question

I am currently remodeling my house and most of the wiring is 2 wire w/ no ground. I'm not remodeling my upstairs but do have access to the first out let of 3 outlets up there that are on the same breaker. If I replace the wire up to that first outlet and leave the the wiring to the others because i can't replace it will the outlets further down the line be "grounded"? If not any suggestions?

canuk
Re: Grounding question
jfgrabe wrote:

I am currently remodeling my house and most of the wiring is 2 wire w/ no ground. I'm not remodeling my upstairs but do have access to the first out let of 3 outlets up there that are on the same breaker. If I replace the wire up to that first outlet and leave the the wiring to the others because i can't replace it will the outlets further down the line be "grounded"? If not any suggestions?

Unless there is a third ( grounding ) conductor run to the other receptacles -- those receptacles downstream will not have any equipment safety ground.

jfgrabe
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Would putting a GFCI in the first outlet give any additional protection?

canuk
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Yes and no --- it would provide personal ground fault protection but it does not provide any equipment protection grounding --- it is allowed and to code as long as the saftey labels ( No Equipment Ground ) are affixed to the downstream receptacles.

canuk
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Also , surge protectors that will be plugged into those ungrounded downstream receptacles will not work -- they need the grounding conductor to shunt the surges.

jfgrabe
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