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Three To Two NO-NO
If we are stuck with a building that has two-prong receptacles, then how do we plug in modern appliances and tools that have a three-prong plug?
The most common way is to get an adapter that allows for three to two.
Things will work but they still aren't grounded and that's not a good thing.
Short of rewiring the building, the situation can be made better by replacing an ungrounded receptacle with a ground fault receptacle.
These receptacles provide added protection for people but they are not foolproof.
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Hope this helps tame some of your day-to-day little Home Repair beasties.