add a receptical

Old 12-15-02, 06:33 PM
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add a receptical

i need to add a second receptical directly next to an existing one. It is a 15 amp, and has two wires. I have purchased a two receptical box. How would the second switch wire in conjunction to the original ?
Old 12-15-02, 06:40 PM
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Just use two short jumpers, one between a silver screw on each receptacle, and one between a brass screw on each receptacle. Then attach two pigtails to the grounding wire so you can ground each receptacle. Pack the wires very carefully.
Old 12-15-02, 09:07 PM
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You said the circuit was a two wire, Does that mean there is no ground? If not then installing a grounded three prong receptacle into the circuit could not be done with out a grounding conductor, or installing a two prong, or a GFCI. But to hook it up, take Johns advice.

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