[ale] OT: Running computers in an older home (read older circuitry)
freemyer-ml at NorcrossGroup.com
Thu Feb 19 14:14:32 EST 2004
On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 13:48, Geoffrey wrote:
> Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 13:02, Geoffrey wrote:
> >>Greg Freemyer wrote:
> >>>I would replace all of your 2-prong outlets with 3-prong throughout the
> >>>house.. Then connect your neutral wire (should be white) to both the
> >>>neutral and the ground prongs.
> >>I don't believe this would be to code.
> > I doubt it too, but I seriously doubt if his current 2-wire setup is
> > code either.
> > To meet code he will propably need to run new 3 conductor wire in the
> > walls. That will be "very" expensive.
> > I think what I proposed is a better/safer solution than what he has, and
> > does not have the large cost of meeting code.
> I'll not go into the issues of safety here, but your approach just is
> not feasible. Most older homes wiring is subject to grandfathering
> rules, whereas if you modify it in the way you've suggested, it's likely
> going to void your homeowners insurance in the event of a fire.
> I'd leave well enough alone for the existing wiring, and run a couple of
> new 3 conductor curcuits to the home office.
Its time to put my tail between my legs and run-away.
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