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nunya
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Re: ungrounded wall outlets

Connecting the neutral (grounded conductor) to the ground pin makes it "super extra" dangerous. In the event of an open neutral, any "grounded" parts could become "hot" parts. Any meat sack that happened by and completed the path to ground would be shocked and / or killed.

It's very common for LL's and hacks to do this little "trick" to pass inspection. When you plug in a tester, it appears all is right.
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