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#282408 - 12/14/09 05:57 PM Re: Surge Protection [Re: CatBrat]
Ken.C Offline
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Oh, I'm not afraid of working with the electrical (what breaker? I have fuses, man...), but I'm not sure about the solution you're suggesting. No offense meant.
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#282420 - 12/14/09 06:51 PM Re: Surge Protection [Re: Ken.C]
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No offense taken. I'd be a little leary trying something like this learned off of a forum too. But my brother taught me this. He was a lineman for the local utility company. I have about 4 or 5 outlets wired this way and the surge protectors report back that I have a ground.

#282422 - 12/14/09 06:54 PM Re: Surge Protection [Re: CatBrat]
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YOU'RE GROUNDED, Go to your room!! \:\)
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#282432 - 12/14/09 07:50 PM Re: Surge Protection [Re: jakewash]
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I have one outlet that was only two prong. I did the same thing as Brian suggested (years ago). It was taught to me by an electrician also. It tests out good when I use my outlet tester.

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#284481 - 12/30/09 01:28 PM Re: Surge Protection [Re: Wid]
CatBrat Offline

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I'm having an electrician install a new breaker box, breakers and grounding rod this Saturday for around $550. He's going to use double breakers where 2 15 amp breakers fit into a single breaker slot. I don't know exactly how many left over slots I'll have. He said 4, but I told him I'm going to need more than that, so I'll have to wait and see what I end up with.

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