Re: 1947 bungalow w/ all 2-prong outlets
GFIs are considered an acceptable solution for providing additional safety where there is no ground available. However, the GFI receptacle must be marked as being ungrounded (I don't remember the proper code terminology).
Keep in mind that surge protectors require a true ground, and that a surge protector plugged into an ungrounded GFI provides almost no benefit over having no surge protector at all.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.