Sunday, May 10, 2009
Recepticals and Switches
Older two prong receptacles normally are not grounded; this makes the newer three prong receptacles much preferable. In most cases it is possible to make the conversion from two to three. This should be done by a trained electrician.
Older houses have fewer outlets and as such the excessive use of extension cords is found to be a norm. This can cause many problems. If the house doesn't have enough outlets it is preferable that you have extra outlets installed instead of using extension cables.
Be safe, if you do not have the skills to work on the electrical system, you should this work completed by a licensed electrical contractor. Don't take any chances, you don't want any "SHOCKING" results.
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