I just rented a studio apartment in a 100 year old house and belatedly noticed that the electrical outlets each have two 2-prong sockets. I’ve read some of the posts about checking if an outlet is grounded/ungrounded.
For each outlet, I plan to:
- Unscrew the face plate,
- Plug in a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter, (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HGUQYK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER),
- Re-fasten the face plate screw through the metal ring on the adapter,
- Test with a circuit analyzer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LZTKIA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER).
**Is it alright to plug in a 3–>2 prong adapter into each socket so that the outlet has two sockets, each with an adapter that is fastened to the face plate?
There’s only ONE outlet in the small kitchen (2-prong). If I recall correctly, the prior tenant had this set up:
I. One kitchen electrical outlet with two 2-prong sockets
1. Top 2-prong socket A. 3-->2-prong adapter plugged into top 2-prong socket but metal ring not fastened by screw to face plate. a. 3 outlet adapter (the kind that gives you three 3-prong outlets from one outlet) plugged into the 3-->2-prong adapter i. Gas range plugged into the 3 outlet adapter. 2. Bottom 2-prong socket A. 2-prong 5 ft. household extension cord plugged into bottom 2-prong socket. a. 3 outlet adapter plugged into extension cord. i. Refrigerator plugged into the 3 outlet adapter ii. Microwave plugged into the 3 outlet adapter
This whole set-up caused red flags to go off in my head. It seems like a BAD idea to have both the refrigerator and gas range on the same outlet, not to mention all the various connections. **Pls comment.
There is another two socket (2-prong) outlet in the dining room immediately adjacent to the kitchen. I was thinking I’d plug a 3–>2-prong adapter with a 15-ft heavy duty extension cord to it. Then, I’d run the extension cord into the kitchen, with a 5-outlet surge protector attached. I’d use the 5-outlet surge protector for the refrigerator, a small microwave and a coffee machine. **Is this a bad idea?
Any advice would be appreciated!