Everything else is extremely organized though with every wire labeled so I believe the previous owner knew what they were doing.
When I had an inspection the guy said everything looked fine.
I'd like to update all the remaining 2 prong outlets to 3 (by buying new 3 prong outlets and connecting the copper wire thats tied back already ran to each outlet).
I think I should fix the problem of being grounded to the water pipe too. There is a green cloth cabling with a black, white, and 1 unprotected copper wire...I was thinking of adding a copper pipe outside and connecting it to the box for proper grounding. At the box there are a few wires coming from the breaker box tied to the baseboard water pipe above.You* should be fine changing the devices and attaching to this wire. The grounds and neutrals should all be terminated together INSIDE the panel and ideally to terminal bars designed to fit inside there.Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.
After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. Some outlets are "grounded" while others are not (old 2 prong style).
There is a green cloth cabling with a black, white, and 1 unprotected copper wire cable going to every outlet (even the 2 prong ones).
I also have wiring called "Narragansett Narax 10/2 with ground" going to other outlets.
At the box there are a few wires coming from the breaker box tied to the baseboard water pipe above.
All my 3 prong outlets test as being grounded properly with a tester but I think it's just because of this wire connected to the water pipe but I'm not sure.
Regardless I don't think it is an acceptable way of properly grounding outlets.