Electrical help

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Old 08-01-06, 03:01 PM
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Unhappy Electrical help

I have installed a twin duplex outlet fed from a 20 amp breaker from the house to the shed. I am trying to feed off of the duplex outlets to a light swtich then a light. When I wired it I turn on the breaker and the switch is upside down and when I try it it kicks the breaker off. . I tried the other way and it does the same thing.I am a dumb do-it-yourselfer. Did I wire something wrong ?
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Old 08-01-06, 03:39 PM
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At the switch, you should have connected the neutrals together with a wire nut and put a black on each leg of the switch.

If the switch is upside down, remove it from the box, turn it over, and reinstall. Be careful to keep the switch terminals away from the ground wire.
 
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Old 08-01-06, 04:38 PM
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Thumbs up Thank you !!

I worked on it all day and stupid me that was the only thing I didn't try. You know everybody was saying black to black etc. And you can't go wrong. All I did was what you s aid. Thanks you so much. It was close to 100 degrees today and I sweated my @#$% off.
What a relief you were.
Thanks again.
Tom
 
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Old 08-03-06, 04:58 AM
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Question Wifey wants to know

I think she wants my tools out of the house. (mobile home) no cellar. I have several cordless tools can I leave them in the cold shed outside in the winter?
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Old 08-03-06, 05:30 AM
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Protect the batteries from freezing. The tools and chargers should be OK.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 05:47 AM
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Smile Wifey is happy

I will bring the batteries in for the winter.
Thank you !
 
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