[Boatanchors] Article on changing from 2 to 3 wire power cords

wb3fau55 at neo.rr.com wb3fau55 at neo.rr.com
Wed Aug 7 13:42:40 EDT 2019

This is as safe as you wish to make it. Knob and tube wiring is safe
as long as you do not disturb it. Polarized 2 wire plugs are a help.
Lot of new stuff sold that way. New hair dryers have GFI protection in
the cords. Boatanchor radios are usually metal cabinets and need 3
wire cords. also good HQ ceramic caps on each wire to ground. GFIs
that trip, tell you there is a problem. 73 Russ.

	-----------------------------------------From: "David Rossetti" 
To: lmpicard at rogers.com
Cc: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Sent: Wednesday August 7 2019 1:29:17PM
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Article on changing from 2 to 3 wire power

Just as a data point, the house I grew up in was built around 1952 and
used the two equally sized outlets. Seems the addition, added on in or
about 1961 used the three pronged outlets. I also remember buying
lamps in 1977 that had two equally sized prongs, something you won't
see today.

 Dave Rossetti

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 On Aug 7, 2019 11:42 AM, LARRY PICARD  wrote:
 > I live in an older home. 
 > Before the knob and tube wiring was replaced a number of years ago,
the original electrical outlets had only two slots and they were both
the same size.
 > Does anyone know when three prong plugs and polarized plugs and
their respective receptacles came into use? 
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