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Ampro Electric
(816) 744-0095
1915 Northeast 23rd St
Grain Valley, MO
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Circuits & Wiring, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services

Control Service Co., Inc.
(816) 600-5800
3350 Northeast Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO
Services
Electric Contractors, Control Systems & Regulators Dealers, Energy Management Systems & Products

Fat Boy Electric Inc
(816) 861-6600
5232 Eastern Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Gas Station Equipment & Supplies, Lighting Fixtures Repair Maintenance & Installation
Products
Commercial Industrial

Mark One Electric CO Inc
(816) 842-7023
909 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Services
Excavation Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Utilities Contractors, Traffic Control Equipment & Supplies, Data Communications Service & Repair
Hours
24 Hour Service

Bart's Electric
(816) 421-0007
1001 Swift Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Services
Electric Contractors, Builders & Contractors, Generators Commercial & Industrial
Hours
24 Hours Service
Products
Safety Equipment, New & Used Generators

Absolute electric
(816) 255-8038
3234 s.w. shadow brook dr.
Blue Springs, MO
Services
Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Electric & Electronic Equipment & Supplies, Electrical Designers, Electrical Consultants
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours


Horizon Property Services, Llc
(816) 739-3777
3931 Willow Ave Suite 202
Kansas City, MO

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Pro Circuit Incorporated
(816) 474-9292
4925 Deramus Ave
Kansas City, MO

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Donco Electric
(816) 756-2900
Kansas City, MO
Services
Office Furniture & Equipment Refinishing & Repair, Building Remodeling & Repair Contractors, Electric Contractors
Products
Remodeling, Telephones, Rewiring, Hot Tubs, Mobile Homes, No Job Too Small

Kansas City Home Repairs 913-284-6872
(913) 284-6872
55Th St. @ Roe
Roeland Park, KS

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Adding a ground to your outlets


Your house has old wiring, and your outlets don't have the third slot for the ground prong. What can you do? How do you go about adding a ground wire or ground connection to your outlets?

First, why have a ground? The ground wire was added for personal protection. Appliances that have the third prong for the ground, have a portion of the equipment, or casing connected to that ground prong. Then if there are any wires inside the appliance that get loose, and make contact with the casing, the current will flow through the ground wire, instead of you. Without the ground connection, you may well be the best or only path to ground, and you can receive a shock.

So, for your protection, it is a good thing to have grounded outlets where ever you use anything that comes with the ground prong.

Older wiring didn't have the ground.. as the years went by, standards changed, and while it is not usually required to upgrade your house, it is still a good idea. As with all wiring, make sure you are only working on dead, de-energized circuits. Check with your local building inspector to determine if any permits are required or inspections.

Well, perhaps the best way, if access allows, new wire can be run that has a ground. At the entrance box (where your fuses or breakers are), the ground wire will attach to the grounding bar, which in many cases is the same as, or connected to, the neutral bar. Then, in your outlets, the ground wire can be attached to the green ground screw of the new grounded receptacles.

Some homes without the ground wire, may be wired with BX or armored cable. This is the cable with the flexible metal casing around the wire. If this is the supply to your outlets, and it runs from your metal boxes all the way to your entrance box (where your fuses are), you are in luck. The outer casing of this wire can serve as the ground. For you to use this as the ground, your entrance box should be connected to ground (it usually is) and the BX cable connected to metal receptacle boxes in your walls. You should test this first be verifying that the voltage between the hot lead and the box is 110 V. The new grounded outlets should be wired from the green ground screw to a screw into the metal receptacle box.

Perhaps one of the cheapest and simplest ways to address this is by using a ground fault interrupter or GFI also known as a GFCI outlet. This is a good choice for many hard to re-wire cases. Instead of running a ground wire, or connecting a ground connection to the outlet, you will rely on the GFI function to provide the personal protection. It is not the same thing, but for most instances it is better. A GFI breaker or outlet will trip when there is not the same amount of current flowing in both electrical lines. So, if there is a loose wire, and some of the current starts to travel into the casing (toward you), it will trip and stop all current flow. Better than just letting it travel to...

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