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6 Outlet Wall Plug Hack

Beside the Ikea bed, I also have a great hack for the 6 outlet wall plug. IKea sell these adaptor that converts a typical two outlet socket into six for cheap. The problem? It only fits three prong socket. If you live in an old house with only two prong socket you are out of luck. The solution? Just use a hacksaw to cut off the two grounding prong.

Plug Hack

Does it violate any code?!? Well don't do it at home then, if you don't know what you are doing. The bottom line is the house does not have ground wiring. There is no way anything can get a ground connection. In reality this is really a much safer alternative to the cheater plugs you are going to use anyway. Moreover, how is two sockets ever enough? So typically what happens is people add more adaptor to increase the number of outlets, resulting in a grotesque and unsafe bunch of adaptor over adaptor. The six outlet adaptor change all these by providing a secure and low profile outlet. I plugged a few of these to every room and it makes significant improvement to the power need.

To be extra professional, add a "No Equipment Grounded" sticker on the adaptor (if you have installed GFCI plug there will be surplus stickers).

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