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Old 05-31-01, 06:16 AM
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I have a line running from my breaker panel to outside the home. Tracing back to the breaker, I have a white wire going to the bus bar and a black and red wire going to the breaker. How do I attach an outlet to this line.
 
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Old 05-31-01, 06:32 AM
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What's the size of the breaker (i.e., the number written on it)? What current loads are on this breaker?
 
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Old 05-31-01, 10:20 PM
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brandon, thanks for the fast reply.
It is a 20 amp breaker with no load. a clean line from the panel to the outside.

 
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Old 06-01-01, 06:34 AM
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Sounds like a spare 3-wire circuit. Just attach the white wire to the silver screws on the receptacle, and attach the either the black wire or the red wire (your choice) to the brass screws. Cap off whatever wire you don't use with a wire nut.

Since this is outside, be sure you use a GFCI receptacle (or a GFCI breaker, but this is much more expensive). Do not attach anything to the "load" side of the GFCI receptacle (despite what the GFCI directions may tell you).
 
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Old 06-03-01, 07:42 AM
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Thanks John Nelson, let you know how it goes

Mike
 
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