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Sec,8 two prong outlets (by sterling [TX]) Jan 9, 2019 9:07 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by plenty [MO]) Jan 9, 2019 9:18 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by RB [MI]) Jan 9, 2019 10:03 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Jan 9, 2019 10:16 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 9, 2019 1:01 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 9, 2019 1:04 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robin [WI]) Jan 9, 2019 1:58 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by NE [PA]) Jan 9, 2019 2:28 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Jason [VA]) Jan 9, 2019 2:32 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John [NJ]) Jan 9, 2019 3:53 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Barb [MO]) Jan 9, 2019 4:36 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 9, 2019 6:35 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Jan 9, 2019 6:46 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jan 9, 2019 8:08 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by JB [OR]) Jan 9, 2019 8:43 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Tim [IN]) Jan 9, 2019 9:29 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 6:13 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 6:20 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 9:58 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Opinionated [NC]) Jan 10, 2019 10:33 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 11:42 AM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 10, 2019 12:37 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 4:12 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Vee [OH]) Jan 13, 2019 2:20 PM
       Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Dan [NY]) Jan 13, 2019 3:25 PM

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Sec,8 two prong outlets (by sterling [TX]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 9:07 AM
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State Specific Question About: TEXAS (TX)

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Sec,8 two prong outlets (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 9:18 AM
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Yes. ? --99.203.xx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 10:03 AM
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Give'em adapters for 3 prong cords. --184.53.x.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 10:16 AM
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Two prong outlets are code, using adapters (when outlet does not have ground) is not --198.135.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 1:01 PM
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If the electrical box is grounded then it is matter of replacing with three prong outlets. A lot depends if one handy where can view videos on You Tube on how to change. Be sure there is no power when changing out outlet. If the box is not ground then can run grounds to water pipe or main electrical box. Ground is usually a bare wire. The purpose of a ground where if the power side of a device touches metal part the breaker will trip or fuse will open preventing electrical shock. --147.194.xxx.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 1:04 PM
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If the wire does not have a ground then the outlet has to be two prong. --73.120.xx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 1:58 PM
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Most likely. --204.210.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 2:28 PM
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You could swap them out with 3 prong plugs and they would never know the difference. They aren't checking for polarity and ground. Or you could bow down and rewire your house to be compliant for someone who will most likely trash it anyway. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 2:32 PM
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The only LEGAL way to replace a two pronged outlet with a 3 pronged is to ensure the outlet is gfci protected (either by using a gfci outlet or breaker). It will comply with the NEC, so their inspectors wouldnít have a leg to stand on. --73.177.xxx.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 3:53 PM
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Sterling [TX], my crystal ball ain't working tonight. Instead of guessing what you really are asking, how about replying with details.

John

New Jersey --69.121.xxx.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 4:36 PM
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I replace 2 prong with 3 prong GFCI outlets fairly regularly in my older places. It works. --64.251.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 6:35 PM
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If there is only two wires then adding a bare ground wire to water pipe or main box will ground. If the cable is metal around the wires then that wire is grounded. Most outlet receptacles are 15 amp. --147.194.xxx.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 6:46 PM
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NE: Do you have any Sec8 rentals? We've had two -- and the inspectors absolutely check every plug for proper polarity and ground. To suggest that no one will notice -- in a Section 8 rental -- is simply bad advice.

It's also unsafe.

Note that, in our within-the-city-limits rentals, we have to get rental licenses and the local fire department does the code checks -- and they also check every plug. So, it isn't just a Section 8 thing even.

- John...

--96.40.xx.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 8:08 PM
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I have never had s8 inspect outlets --66.87.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 8:43 PM
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Very thoughtful question/comment. I'll get back to you. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 9:29 PM
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Sect 8 wants it to be a GFCI protected outlet instead of a two prong outlet if the ground wire absent. Can be protected at the breaker box or have the first outlet be a GFCI in the circuit. This per my local housing authority. --166.170.x.xx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 6:13 AM
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If the ungrounded outlet is replaced by GFCI outlet in a wet area , the plug tester with the little button won't work, correct? the plug tester's button that trips the GFCI needs ground to TEST the GFCI tripping correctly --198.135.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 6:20 AM
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Correct -- it will not trip using the GFCI tester.

It will indicate that there is not a proper ground. Bad inspectors will say this is a problem -- and then you need to politely explain to them that they don't understand the code and don't know what they are doing. :)

They also have to be labeled as "GFCI protected / No Equipment ground".

- John...

--24.180.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 9:58 AM
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John, just had an inspector flag his issue on one of my rentals "defective GFCI" and yes, I had the little "no equipment ground" sticker --198.135.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 10:33 AM
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Never dealt with Sec 8. No doubt they have many inspectors who are not knowledgeable about electrical codes. Also note the same often is true when fire department people are speaking about the cause of a particular fire.

But it is entirely possible that Sec 8 could have requirements that go beyond the electrical codes. The NEC is a minimum code and other authorities could have more stringent requirements-- as does the city of Chicago, for example. --66.44.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 11:42 AM
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David: Indeed. Exactly what I was referring to. So many "inspectors" really have no idea. They do the same thing every time (stick tester in plug, push button, look at lights) and have no idea what the code actually states. I've had "seriously discussions" with one who argued that everything absolutely had to be grounded if there were 3 prongs no matter what. He also argued that a GFCI would NOT WORK without a ground. And he tried to "prove" his argument with his tester. He clearly didn't understand code, how GFCIs work, or how his tester worked.

And note that this is not at all just a Sec8 problem. Again, my local city rental licensing requires the same thing just to get a license to have a rental. Has nothing to do with Sec8 at all.

- John...

--24.180.xxx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 12:37 PM
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Would it not be cheaper to replace with two pronged outlet then GFCI. --73.120.xx.xxx




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 4:12 PM
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6x6, normally yes . But in a wet area like a kitchen, you need GFCI --50.4.xxx.x




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2019 2:20 PM
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If you put in 3 wire outlets just fill the round hold with caulking so you can not use a 3 wire cord.

--76.188.xxx.x




Sec,8 two prong outlets (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2019 3:25 PM
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I have done a few rehabs at this point. One rehab had a fuse panel and two prong outlets. We upgraded the service and installed new wiring in 80 percent of the home. This rehab had metal conduit, but no ground and thus two prong outlets. The rooms we didnít gut received three prong outlets pigtailed to the outlet box. This counted as a ground per electrical standards and was inspected and certificate issued. I donít recall the proper name for the wiring. --107.242.xxx.x



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