In the case of an outdoor or a wet location receptacle, an ungrounded non GFI 3 prong receptacle is a dangerous thing.
Neutral is not the same thing as a ground. When I am counting on having a good ground,
I don't want to find out there is no ground by getting a good jolt. Especially when I'm under a floor!
Glennjanie and I both know a fellow who died under his house trying to put a dryer receptacle in.
The drill hit a power wire in the wall. He was drilling up from under the floor.
The 3 prong receptacle he was plugged into was not grounded.
He grabbed the chuck to try to pull the drill back after it jammed.
Power found it's way through his arm and out his back.
The breaker didn't blow immediately and the guy died.
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Last edited by Square Eye; 07-14-2006 at 05:52 AM.