How do I convert a two-prong outlet into three-prong outlet?


In order to change the outlet over to a three prong outlet you will need to buy a 2 prong to 3 prong adapter. Then connect a ground cable from the adapter to ground. It can be difficult so be careful and I advise hiring an electrician.
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1. Turn off the power to the two-prong outlets you plan to replace. 2. Remove the outlet's cover plate and unscrew the two screws that secure the outlet to the box. 3. Carefully pull
Simply change it. You will not have the third ground wire, but that is all. The black wire should, I repeat should be the hot wire, but never assume when it comes to wiring. You can
Jeff, Its real easy as long as you have steel boxes which I'm sure you have given the presence of 2 prong receptacles in your home. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and ask for "self
To begin with, if you have no ground conductor in your outlet box, you need to install a GFI receptacle to give you ground protection. This is a requirement in Canada, I am uncertain
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How to Change a 2 Prong Electrical Outlet to a 3 Prong
In many older homes in the United States, the outlets are of the two-prong variety. Since two-pronged outlets are not grounded, it is essential to replace these receptacles with three-pronged versions. The grounded outlets are safer and more capable of... More »
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