Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. Electrician DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site.No matter what your specialty is you'll find that Electrician is a great community to join. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!Strip off 1/2 inch of the insulation at the ends of the electrical wire to reveal a black, white and green copper wire.At the junction box, locate the main wire coming from the main breaker box and disconnect any wire nuts in place to reveal the copper ends of those wire.If your home has an older 2 wire electrical system, it most likely is not grounded properly.
Note: I always recommend getting a certified electrician for all electrical work.Always get a permit for electrical remodeling, wiring, and upgrades to help maintain safe electrical standards for your family.Obtaining a permit also can add value if you choose to sell your home, or loose value if done improperly.A master's not supposed to know everything, but he should darn well know where to find the answer.8V92TA (), ce2two (), electricalperson (), Ghandiswrath (), hooch (), I_get_shocked (), Jsmit319 (), normel (), Toolmaker ()The Master's test in VA is very tough and you cannot pass it without knowing the NEC very well.You should already know where to look in the code to find this.I figured it was easier to ask the question as there is sometimes more then one right answer to geting something done.I have never done this, but how do you convert a old house with two prongs to three prongs? Thanks Soko Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor?I have heard you would just tie the gound to the back of the box if its metal and the bx goes back to the panel. If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer.3) You can replace the two-prong receptacles with a three-prong receptacle- and add a GFCI protected circuit breaker to the panel.The receptacle must be labeled “GFCI protected, and No Equipment Ground” There are 3-prong, self-grounding receptacles available which can be used if your outlet box is metal, and the box is connected to a grounding system that continues to your panel.