Receptical wireing gone wrong


Old 11-07-10, 05:41 PM
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Receptical wireing gone wrong


I am new at wiring and know just enough to get myself in trouble. I rewired an outdoor receptacle because I wanted it moved and wanted it to work. I used an "electrical detection pen" to see if there was power there. The pen beeped when I held it to the wire. I turned off the power and replaced the receptacle.

When I was all done, power turned on, the "detection Pen" beeped just fine when placed in the socket. I plugged in my device and nothing happened. I tried another device to test it and nothing. I went down the line and the next receptacle is working. I don't know enough about this to know how to trouble shoot it from here. any ideas????????
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Old 11-07-10, 06:02 PM
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Welcome to the forums!! Your non contact voltage detector will work on the hot wire. Now, do you have a good neutral??? Are you using the stab back holes in the back of the receptacle?? If so, take them out and remove them to the screw heads. Trace back your wiring and make sure the neutral is complete. Let us know and we'll go further.

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