It merely clamps the line voltage if it rises above a preset level because of power company problems or a lightning strike. A couple feet should be fine. From what I understand, all electrical work has to either be performed by a licensed electrician or inspected and approved by a licensed electrician. How does one explain transformation magic? http://revolutionpc.net/how-to/enabling-dual-monitors-properly.html
Hooray for Conforming! You still do not have a Ground in the ceiling box, but you knew that already.While you are working on this, check one more thing. They will still work. Now measure the resistance from your test point to true Ground.
Should I tell my boss I have discovered their passwords and they are too weak? A Ground is used for two purposes: part of a protection system for wiring or circuit faults that mistakenly send real power to the computer's chassis that is accessible to people; Nothing fancy, but apparently people thought doing a really simple ground line installation that was unsanctioned was worse than having no ground. Cost Of Grounding A House It doesn't require him to update the rest of the dwelling.
Therefore my surge protector is useless. What kind of risks am I taking by neglecting grounding? 21 commentsshareall 21 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–][deleted] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago(17 children)You can replace an ungrounded outlet with a $20 GFCI Knob and tube systems were 2 wire systems and they are ceramic insulators, not resistors. #12 herm0016, May 31, 2014 MagnusTheBrewer Lifer Joined: Jun 19, 2004 Messages: 20,418 Likes Received: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/apartment-is-not-electrically-grounded-should-i-really-worry.2385404/ This connects to a wire inside the outlet that runs a sudden surge of power down that wire and out of your house into the ground (earth/dirt).
I was assuming that nothing was grounded including the panel. House Electrical Not Grounded permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]arvindsg -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago(0 children)Umm... It is only illegal to replace the wiring with non-grounded outlets if you renovate. If not, there's no point in worrying about.
Originally Posted by Hatmouse Get Toyota on the case, they'll ground it to the ground a la your old car That's a great idea — let me just find the number permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]eckre -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 year ago(11 children)UPS? How To Ground An Electrical Outlet That Is Not Grounded If you think the place you are trying to test really is a Ground and want to verify that (for example, the metal box mounted in the wall, or the Ground Bad Ground Wire In House PaperdocAug 5, 2009, 10:18 PM kubes said: 2: Yes there is/can be a small voltage apparent on the ground, but its so small it can be considered to zero volts.
XBL : Figment3 · SteamID : Figment · Website : www.nathanswyers.com 0 bowen beso el culo shitlord in residenceRegistered User regular February 2012 Figgy wrote: bowen wrote: How is any of I'll have to talk to the landlord's electrician to see if he can macguyver something for me. This is my website which is of electrical security in which you can learn everything about it. A couple feet should be fine. How To Find A Bad Ground In Your House
This doesn't actually ground anything, but I wasn't just going to not use my computer for a year. Warning: I am a programmer/sysop. Finally, you could have a modern, ground-wired setup where, for whatever reason, the grounds didn't get attached to the receptacles. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]_hai 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)Offer to pay for it in part.
permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]lil_2k10 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(1 child)We joke about remembering to turn off the power first... How To Ground A House Electrical System Most modern stuff (with a few exceptions) uses SMPS supplies. Only my laptop and the table fan have ground at all.
If the live wire comes free, and touches the bare metal of the case/PSU, this will result the case carrying the full 120V of your electricity supply, which if touched will I knew it'd make someone cringe. Self Help / DIY Disclaimer It is always the best idea to get a qualified electrician to complete any work you need done. How To Tell If Your House Is Grounded I have a power strip connected to a two-prong outlet using one of these and was planning on connecting my power supply to the power strip.
permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]markypoo4L 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(4 children)Can you link me to one of those please? Hope this helps a few out there. It measures flow in and out, and when the delta exceeds a limit, it opens the circuit to stop the flow of current entirely. I believe resistors with 100% resistance are insulators. #24 Humpy, May 31, 2014 Scholzpdx Diamond Member Joined: Apr 20, 2008 Messages: 9,402 Likes Received: 24 MagnusTheBrewer said: ↑ Yes op,
Sign Up Grab the Tapatalk App Search: The Ultimate Computer Help Forum > Hardware > Electrical wiring is not properly grounded in my apartment 0 Points Search this Topic: Remove this Don't live there if you don't like it. They're always real helpful and knowledgeable. Yes, grounds are required on new homes, and for good reason.
Then a UPS be a good investment. Everything I've currently got would most likely be fine if shut off unexpectedly. Personaly i think 50hz is better because it requires less amps. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Methaxetamine -4 points-3 points-2 points 1 year ago(5 children)Isn't there a fuse on the PSU to prevent surges?
While GFCIs should be used with a equipment ground, they will still function without it. What did you say before the edit to get all the downvotes? Unless it's a hundred years old, it was code when it was built. Should I really worry?
For that reason, if you plan on using the GFCI for this multi-outlet box protection system, the device should be mounted in the very first box in the chain - the GFI outlets work without the ground. I just replaced all the faucets in my bathrooms last year, and there is a separate tap for hot and cold. GFCI without ground will protect against current leakage and load imbalance between the live and neutral lines.
It's just that, when it's turned "Off", there will still be a 110 volt live line in the box, but no Neutral connection. We're in home-buying mode and have been looking at lots of older homes (circa 1920). Thoughts? possible sights? » Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests) Similar Threads Apartment life By jibduh in forum Vehicle
permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]kolonisatieplank 4 points5 points6 points 1 year ago(1 child)Do you have any sources I can read? BUT in some parts of the house there may be plastic piping, so you have to be aware that there may be a tap or pipe that is not Grounded.Anyway, assuming