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Old 12-30-04, 03:10 PM
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Does it matter what order you put the black and white wires in a new outlet as long as the the ones coming from the same conduit are oppisite eachother???
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Old 12-30-04, 03:20 PM
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It does not matter from an operational point of view (i.e., it will still work if you reverse the wires), but it definitely does matter from a safety point of view. This is one of the reasons I repeat this mantra often: "Not everything that works is safe."
Old 12-30-04, 04:46 PM
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Normally, the black (hot) is attached to the brass screw, and the white (neutral) is attached to the silver screw.

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