I have an old house with that is essentially "open ground". I am on a 15 amp fuse box that has given me little problem in 9 years. Excellant shape, no rust, corrosion, etc. I am trying to sell it I need to make some of the outlets grounded. I added a GFCI in the kitchen and added 2 other outlets to it so all comes off the GFCI. Can I attach my copper ground to the GFCI and the cold water pipe and be grounded - same in the bathroom?
Also, to add 3 prong outlets: There is visible conduit in the basement but there are no ground wires to the outlets themselves however, the old wiring seems to be fine, no frays, tears, etc. Can I ground the conduit lines in the basement to the basement cold water pipe to the sink and/or the cold water meter access pipe and will the outlets from that box then be grounded?
Be patient. I'm old, tired and get crap advice from guys who think I won't or don't understand it anyways. To often it's wrong or not complete. I can not afford to put in breakers but I also don't want to sell a dangerous house. Is there an inexpensive but safe fix for an older, yet otherwise safe and upgraded house?