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elsathecat

11:53PM | 10/01/04
Member Since: 10/01/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
The apt i live in has no grounded outlets. All appliances (and anything else that requires grounding) uses one of those plug adapters. I am fairly sure this is in compliance w/the city municipal codes (Seattle) but I'm still worried it is dangerous. Is there anything I can do?

Tom O

04:38AM | 10/02/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Unless you can talk the landlord into re-wiring, the only other option is to move to another apartment that is wired to more modern standards. Just geussing, I'd say your apartment was built prior to about 1960 or so and probably met the code standard of the time.

One other option, have the receptacles replaced with GFI receptacles. These will prevent fatal electric shocks.

khobombed

07:20PM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
4 lifetime posts
Tom Os advice is sound. It must be emphasized that GFI circuits will protect the person, but not necessarily the equipment it's plugged into should something happen.

elsathecat

12:04AM | 10/19/04
Member Since: 10/01/04
3 lifetime posts
My main concern is fire...do you think this should be a concern? (the circuit breakers do seem to work - they turn off when they are overloaded...which does not take much)

Thank you!
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