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GE-Polarized-Grounding-Adapter-14404 - 2 pack - $1.27

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I've heard these things are dangerous but I've have been using one consistently for several years, have a power strip and my tv, Xbox, ps4, laptop, phone chargers connected. Maybe I'm tempting fate but so far so good
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I've heard these things are dangerous but I've have been using one consistently for several years, have a power strip and my tv, Xbox, ps4, laptop, phone chargers connected. Maybe I'm tempting fate but so far so good
I know it's tough to hear, but every year children die from improperly grounded devices created by situations like the one you are describing. I would strongly urge you to replace the outlet you're using with a GFCI outlet and stop using the adapter.

As an example, if your TV develops a short, which is quite common, all the metal parts on the TV may become electrified and if you go to plug in a device you will receive a shock and possibly die.
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you need like 10+ grands to re-run your moms house for those gfci outlets. you cant just replace the standard outlets
Yes you can. You must put a sticker on the outlet that says "NO EQUIPMENT GROUND". It will prevent you from getting electrocuted and protect from some ground faults.
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Just don't use the inspector your real estate agent recommends. They do not have your best interests at heart! Ask around for an independent inspector, I found one in my area that agents hated, he found eeeeeeverything and killed a lot of deals. I want to know all the ghosts in the closet before I sign!
Just go to city hall check all the past permits on the property.
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Just go to city hall check all the past permits on the property.
What will that show? DIY electricians aren't pulling permits for changes to their house.
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We've been using these in our house for a few years as the house is old. This year we finally had one start to burn. We caught it as soon as it started smoking but it charred and melted itself onto the extension cord it was plugged into and melted the carpet it was resting on. Had nobody been in that room we would have had a fire start right next to our Christmas tree. Needless to say, we're not using these anymore.
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these aren't exactly safe
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Is $1.27 the lowest price?
No, a buck is. A two-pack, even this GE one (as a closeout, usually), are often found in dollar stores.
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these are great have to use these everywhere cause all my outlets except ones in bathroom kitchen are 2 prong
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its to let you plug in a 3-prong into a 2-prong outlet
99.9% of people will never bother grounding it
A lot of urban apartments built pre-WW II (or shortly after WW II ) do not have grounded plugs . A lot of extension cords for whatever reason do not have a grounded outlet and while I would not use these for that reason for any extended time — if you are sitting there while you are using one of these then I do not think it is dangerous for a short time especially since modern circuit breakers are likely to prevent any serious issues
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Any female-to-female adapters?
Wait, you have a male on your wall?
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A prior owner of my house installed three 3 prong outlets in some rooms without bothering to ground them. Perhaps I can add these to double the non-grounding!
2 non-groundings make a grounding.
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It's a good thing we all learned our lesson when humanity went extinct the first time by 1970.
Can't imagine the horror of having to live through ungrounded outlets AND non-organic food.
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Always looking for these around Xmas. In, thanks.
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120VAC appliances often rely on the ground connection as a safety feature via chassis bonding. If a live wire comes loose within the appliance and touches the chassis, the ground would sink the current and cause the appliance's fuse (or your breaker) to pop. Without a ground connection your device chassis may be energized to 120VAC. The ground is also important for devices which generate or are sensitive to static electricity. E.g. audio gear without appropriate grounding will have an awful buzz.

GFCI simply ensures that all of the current flowing TO the outlet is also flowing AWAY from the outlet. If there is an imbalance it means some current is leaking (perhaps through you!) and the outlet pops.

There's some good info in this thread getting thumbed down, presumably by the "so what if I want razor blade lollipops?" crowd. These zappy bois are unlikely to burn your house down but they are pretty lazy and dangerous (though better than installing a 3-prong outlet in an ungrounded receptacle).
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