Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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I think you have to look at the number of 2 wire plugs you use in a given room before you decide 2 prong plugs are automatically a hazard.
I am looking around my bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen.
There are probably 100 things I see that plug in (entertainment equipment kitchen, appliances, lamps, clocks, various wall warts, even my wife's laptop and all her palm/blackberry stuff). The ONLY things I see that use the ground pin are the microwave, refrigerator and this desktop computer.
Even most of my power tools are now double insulated, 2 prong plug things.
If anything the need for the 3d prong is decreasing with technology.
I would suggest adding a new 20a 3 wire for the fridge/microwave. Perhaps one to the computer room and one for any window shakers. The garage, basement and anything outside(where power tools are likely) should be GFCI anyway.
I would be more concerned with the condition of the existing 2 prongers.