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Will I get Electrocuted using Ungrounded Tool?

 
 
Reply Wed 15 Mar, 2017 01:57 pm
Hi, I have a 1978 Stanley 9008 electric motor, 115volts with a heavy three prong cord. I want to test it to see if it works. Printed on motor, "Caution, do not operate without proper grounding" I am not familiar with electrical tools like this. Can I just plug it in with a prong adapter and test it? Or like I said, will I get zapped? Thanks in advance.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 15 Mar, 2017 02:00 pm
@donna111abc,
I would plug it into an extension cord with a built in circuit breaker, but I know sweet FA about electrics. Talk to a qualified electrician.
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centrox
 
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Reply Wed 15 Mar, 2017 04:06 pm
@donna111abc,
donna111abc wrote:
Printed on motor, "Caution, do not operate without proper grounding"

What part of this don't you understand? If you can't connect it to a grounded outlet, don't operate it! If the insulation in the motor had deteriorated in 39 years, the casing could be live.

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Reply Wed 15 Mar, 2017 04:13 pm
@donna111abc,
Donna, a simple, cheap voltohmeter might serve you well. If you could acquire one I'd be most happy to help you connect up the motor and cord
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