Wiring help


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Old 01-01-16, 04:19 PM
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Wiring help

Have an outlet that had no power so decided to check it out and found this...
2 blacks(one is hot) 1 white, 1 red(just realized red seems silver in the picture) 1 bare
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Old 01-01-16, 04:33 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

What is the red wire doing on the neutral screw ???
The copper wire in the red insulation got hot !

We need to see the rest of the wiring in that junction box.
 
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Old 01-01-16, 04:47 PM
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I have no idea that was when I uncovered it
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Old 01-01-16, 04:59 PM
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The cable with the white, black and ground wire should have a connector where it comes thru the box.

The red and black wires sticking thru the side of the box are completely incorrect and against code.
 
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Old 01-01-16, 05:03 PM
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What does the connector look like?
What can I do to fix this?
Could've been they just used the red to save money.? Only cable they had?
 
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Old 01-01-16, 06:07 PM
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What can I do to fix this?
You may need to remove the red and black wire and run cable to replace it.

First you need to check the cable for ~120 volts using a multimeter (or neon test light or solenoid tester. (A non contact tester won't work). Then test for voltage between the black and res wires.

Next you need to find where the black and red (non-cable) wires go.
 
 

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