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Drewster
Inspector said to ground 2 outlets--can I just add GFCI and add sticker?

:confused:I can't afford to rewire the whole house -- can I just add a GFCI outlet and put a "not grounded" sticker on it? I'm in North Texas if that matters.

ed21
Re: Inspector said to ground 2 outlets--can I just add GFCI and add sticker?

Not an electrician, but to ground 2 outlets, the whole house doesn't need to be rewired.
GFI outlets must be grounded.
A building inspector or a house inspector hired when buying a house.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Inspector said to ground 2 outlets--can I just add GFCI and add sticker?

First, a GFI does not have to be grounded.
Second,Why did the inspector say that two outlets need to be grounded? Are all the rest grounded, if so you may just have a loose connection on the two, if not there is no code requirement, that I know of, to ground ungrounded outlets.
Jack

ZZZ
Re: Inspector said to ground 2 outlets--can I just add GFCI and add sticker?
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

First, a GFI does not have to be grounded.
Second,Why did the inspector say that two outlets need to be grounded? Are all the rest grounded, if so you may just have a loose connection on the two, if not there is no code requirement, that I know of, to ground ungrounded outlets.
Jack

I agree, maybe they were grounding type receptacles, which must be properly grounded unless they are GFI's. Also the sticker has no effect on their operation or legality.

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