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Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Jlabute » Aug 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Hi guys,

The living room in my oooold home was the only room without ground wires on the electrical outlets. Well, I like to have at least one outlet with a ground. Thankfully, the area where I need the power receptacle is a floor exactly above the electrical panel if that helps. Any good electricians available or recommendations for one? :-)
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Queen K » Aug 7th, 2017, 3:13 pm

I just PMed a friend here who is married to an electrician. :D
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Jlabute » Aug 7th, 2017, 4:02 pm

Thanks Queeniekins :-)
I phoned about three electricians last week. Not sure if they were too busy or not, but they didnt call back when they say they would, lol.
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Queen K » Aug 7th, 2017, 4:03 pm

That's ContractorWorld for you. Everyone is hustling for a buck and no one has time to call back when presented with a new gig.
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Jlabute » Aug 12th, 2017, 7:57 am

Horizon gave a visit. Very professional and good advice. In order for me to implement a grounded plug I'd have to run a jacketed cable up stairs. It'd be ugly, messy, all for the purpose of having a surge protector operate correctly. The easier solution looks to be a surge suppressor for the whole house connected at the electrical panel.
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Queen K » Aug 12th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Ahhh electrical, never what we think it's going to be.

Did you pick the latter choice and get 'er done?
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Jlabute » Aug 12th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Yup, horizon will come back and install it :-) I wasn't aware a whole house surge protector was an option, and good to 150kA too typically.
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Re: Electrician - new outlet with ground needed

Postby Jlabute » Aug 19th, 2017, 10:55 am

Surge protector installed. Horizon are good guys, and they did a good job. Very tough getting the punch out pushed out of my old 1947 panel... took 10 minutes of pounding, lol. Siemens 100KA installed and works great (I hope).
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