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If you have a number 10 6AWG wire from a breaker box and you bought a 50A non grounding power outlet can you still use it if the 10awg has 3 wires but the outlet has no place for a ground wire?

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2013-03-01 20:29:36
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for USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply serviceAsking this type of question usually means you aren't ready to do this yourself. If you get any detailed "how to do it" answer here, you might attempt to do something you shouldn't be doing, and that may cost someone a shock, a home fire, or their life.

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Wow! This is interesting!

Even though non-grounding, non-polarized outlets may still be for sale in some hardware stores, nowadays every newly-installed outlet should have a ground.

A lot of homeowners may want to save money but, if the wires are larger than 18 gauge, leave them alone and call a professional to save families and homes from electrocutions and fires.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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