UNGROUNDED 2 PRONG RECEPTACLES
What are ungrounded receptacles?
Two-prong outlets are connected to two-wire cables. That means they do not have a ground wire that protects people from faulty electrical devices. It is possible to install a new three-prong or GFCI into the same outlet box, as long as the box itself is grounded. This can be determined by a qualified electrician
Circuit breaker problems
Hot ceiling fixtures
Light switches or electrical outlets are not working
Burning odor or sparks
Uncovered Junction Box
Too Few Outlets
Plug Falls Out of Receptacle
Sags And Dips In Power
Circuit Breaker Tripping Frequently
Knob and Tube
High Electrical Bill
Lights Too Bright Or Dim
Replacement of Two Prong Outlets
Two-prong outlets are not currently allowed by the National Electrical Code. However it is permitted to replace an existing two prong outlet with another two-prong (ungrounded) outlet. So, an equal swap is permitted. Upgrading is always recommended.
Getting Your Outlets up to Code
You have 3 safe options for getting your outlets up to code.
If you need advice, contact Electricians Ottawa.