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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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I am selling a 1923 Bungalow and have it almost totally

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I am selling a 1923 Bungalow and have it almost totally restored I have GFCI's installed in the kitchen and bath which the electrican says meets code , as in 1923 3 wires were not required . Is he correct?
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JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No the work s already done
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Yes, that is correct. Most homes wired prior to 1965 or so were not grounded. A 1923 home was definately not grounded and the circuits did not contain an equipment grounding conductor. The circuits only contain a hot and a neutral wire unless the home was wired with metal conduit.

2) If replacing any of the original 2 prong receptacles with 3 prong receptacles in the home, then an upstream GFCI device will now meet code. Therefore, you are good and code compliant now:)

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