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Today, 06:17 AM
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They probably had a lighted princess phone.

They probably had a lighted princess phone.
01-23-21, 10:29 AM
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Posted By joed

No problem having more than one circuit in...

No problem having more than one circuit in junction box.
Keep the neutrals separate.
Connect all the grounds together.
01-22-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By joed

Yes. All boxes need covers.

Yes. All boxes need covers.
01-19-21, 02:21 PM
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You have e tripped GFCI. It is usually found...

You have e tripped GFCI. It is usually found behind the pile of boxes in the garage or the basement.
01-16-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By joed

Sounds like a classic back stab connection...

Sounds like a classic back stab connection problem. Remove the receptacle and put the wires onto the screw terminals. Do all the other receptacle while you have the power off.
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Posted By joed

It changes nothing. There is no neutral at either...

It changes nothing. There is no neutral at either switch.
01-10-21, 10:48 AM
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Posted By joed

The two blacks are X & Y. It doesn't matter which...

The two blacks are X & Y. It doesn't matter which is which.
The white is W
The bare is G.
01-10-21, 06:27 AM
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Posted By joed

The boxes are wrong not the connectors.

The boxes are wrong not the connectors.
01-08-21, 03:47 PM
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Posted By joed

6 feet is not the minimum distance between. Code...

6 feet is not the minimum distance between. Code actually says that no point on the wall should be more than 6 feet from a receptacle. That means you could put them 12 feet apart because the middle...
01-08-21, 12:39 PM
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Posted By joed

If the wires are in an accessible junction box...

If the wires are in an accessible junction box you are fine.
It is fine to have two circuits in one box. Connect all the grounds and keep the neutrals separate.
01-03-21, 08:58 AM
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Posted By joed

I have never heard of that rule. Only divider I...

I have never heard of that rule. Only divider I have heard is if there is low voltage like phone or Ethernet in the same box.
01-03-21, 06:14 AM
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Posted By joed

Not a problem. Connect all the grounds...

Not a problem.
Connect all the grounds together.
Keep all the neutrals separate.
12-30-20, 01:36 PM
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Views: 290
Posted By joed

Loose connection that is overheating. Even if it...

Loose connection that is overheating. Even if it was too much load, a tight connection will not overheat. The breaker will trip.
Is this copper wire?
12-26-20, 06:23 AM
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Posted By joed

Yes, double pole GFCI breaker will solve multi...

Yes, double pole GFCI breaker will solve multi wired shared neutral.
12-22-20, 06:19 PM
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Posted By joed

If it is passing through I will guess that you...

If it is passing through I will guess that you have a conduit system. There could be enough slack to pull some back from both ends. Or you could pull a new white wire in one direction and cut the...
12-22-20, 12:54 PM
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Posted By joed

GFCI you are not aware of. Look in the garage...

GFCI you are not aware of. Look in the garage behind the pile of boxes.
12-15-20, 08:37 PM
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Posted By joed

Hot ground reverse is most often an indication of...

Hot ground reverse is most often an indication of an open neutral.
12-13-20, 05:34 PM
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Posted By joed

You are fine to use a higher rated plug on your...

You are fine to use a higher rated plug on your device.
12-07-20, 03:47 PM
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Views: 283
Posted By joed

New has to meet current code. There is no such...

New has to meet current code. There is no such thing as grandfather for something new.
You need 3 feet in front of the new panel
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Posted By joed

You will need to open all three switches and tell...

You will need to open all three switches and tell use the wiring in each box. Leave out the grounds. They don't affect operation.
12-04-20, 06:33 PM
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Posted By joed

You can't replace 3way and 4 way switches but...

You can't replace 3way and 4 way switches but simply moving the wires to the same position on the new switch. On a three way switch you have one 'common' terminal. That is the important one and it is...
12-03-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By joed

In setting where isolated ground is wanted a...

In setting where isolated ground is wanted a separate green insulated ground wire is run. It is kept separate from the grounding of metal boxes and conduits. The green wire from the receptacle...
11-30-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By joed

It looks like it was only HALF controlled by the...

It looks like it was only HALF controlled by the switch. Cut the tab between the gold screws and the half will be controlled again.
11-29-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By joed

Unless the split receptacle is in the same box as...

Unless the split receptacle is in the same box as the GFCI you can't do it without more cable. You can swap out the combo you have but you can not GFCI protect the other receptacle.
You need hot and...
11-28-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By joed

You can't pull 'through' an LB. You need to pull...

You can't pull 'through' an LB. You need to pull from the LB and feed it back in and pull from the next point.
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