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At least half of the outlets are open ground 3-slot outlets. This pictures below are of the wiring in the attic. What is this wiring called? Looking for wording about the danger of open ground 3-slot outlets. Should these outlets be protected by a GFCI breaker or outlet, and labled no ground?

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Looks like cloth sheathed Romex

Typical in older homes.

This hose may originally have had 2 prong outlets. They may have been swappped for more modern 3 prongs. They may have bonede the outlets using the ground wire to the electrical box but there probably is no real ground to speak of.

Did u pull any outlets and take a pic?

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