Electrical Wiring in the Home/ground plug
I bought a very small chest freezer to put in my basement. I live in an older home and have only a few 3-prong outlets upstairs, but where I want
to plug my freezer in is not 3-prong. The man at the appliance store told
me to buy an adapter and it would be fine. I just read the Care & Use booklet and it says NOT to use an extension cord or adapter. So I should not
use the adapter, right? Would it be expensive or a big job for an electrician
to make that outlet a grounded 3-prong socket? Thank you!
Funny you should ask....
As to how big a job it would be, it could vary from a nominal task if there is a suitable power source immediately available - since you have an ungrounded outlet at the location I would guess that may not be the case. There may or may not be a ground available at the existing location or it may be possible to derive a ground locally. Other than that, it could cost anything.
What is the current required by the freezer?
Does it require a new circuit to be installed?
Where is the panel?
Where is the freezer going in the basement?
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