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Posted by Todd on July 16, 2001 at 09:23:27:

We moved into a house that does not have grounding wires for the outlets.

We're getting around the problem by putting GFCI outlets where we need 3 prongs, and leaving the others alone (maybe to replace eventually)

One problem: The Refrigerator. We can't use GFCI becasue the compressor kicking on will trip the GFCI, the power is cut, the food goes bad.

There IS a water pipe behing the fridge for the icemaker (looks like the old sink supply, actually). Can I use a grounded to non grounded (3 to 2 prong) adapter for the fridge plug (3 prong), then tie a wire from the ground loop on the adapter to the pipe?

Any other ideas, or info on how horrible it will be to run a ground wire (no basement or crawlspace)

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