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12-31-15, 12:23 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

I will do so. Thank you once more. Have a...

I will do so. Thank you once more.

Have a Happy and Healthy 2016 and beyond.
Wishing you all the best.
- Bob
12-31-15, 11:12 AM
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Posted By FixItBob55

I can't say I ever saw these Wire Nut...

I can't say I ever saw these Wire Nut alternatives before. Do you know if they've been proven to last longer than the 'back push in' connections on cheap receptacles?

I bought the outlets at HD...
12-30-15, 06:21 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

My concern in using the GFCI as the initial test...

My concern in using the GFCI as the initial test is frying a third one. If I start with a standard duplex I could use it a couple days to be sure I actually found the short, then put the GFCI in. ...
12-30-15, 02:02 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

Thanks for being the first to point out the load...

Thanks for being the first to point out the load side short possibility. My mind hadn't gone in that direction yet and it looks like you were right on target.



I'm thinking you are right about...
12-30-15, 01:56 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

Yup - I went with the heat-shrink and added a...

Yup - I went with the heat-shrink and added a second layer.



I guess I misread this on the first pass... Were you saying to re-assemble using a standard duplex to test for a while?


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12-30-15, 01:50 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

After reading about lots of problems with the...

After reading about lots of problems with the push-ins and having had one myself in our first home I felt the heat-shrink would be a better way to go. If there was more exposure or if I couldn't...
12-30-15, 10:52 AM
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Posted By FixItBob55

Made Repairs BUT One More Question

I added a double layer of shrink tubing over the damaged wire and replaced the crimped grounding with the suggested wire nut (which I had on-hand from a different project).

My (hopefully) last...
12-29-15, 02:10 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

ray2047 - That makes perfect sense (a.k.a. sounds...

ray2047 - That makes perfect sense (a.k.a. sounds logical). Thank you for the explanation. We never need nor want to stop learning do we. Now all I have to do is remember it (getting harder all...
12-29-15, 02:04 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

Checked Receptacles, Wiring for Damage

I removed the receptacles from the two boxes on the circuit.

Recepticle 2 - Wires and receptacle look and feel ok.

Receptacle 1 - Box looks ok, one black wire between this box and receptacle 2...
12-29-15, 12:10 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

In looking at the numbers again, I guess this is...

In looking at the numbers again, I guess this is the reading that confused me...
SW->GND > 1 V (varying between 0.08 and 0.8 - visual estimate of digital reading)

I didn't expect to see...
12-28-15, 08:02 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

First - Thank you and all others who took the...

First - Thank you and all others who took the time to reply. This retiree appreciates it! :thumbup:

In reply to your questions -

1) To perform the tests I took the receptacle out of the...
12-28-15, 01:01 PM
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Posted By FixItBob55

Exclamation Kitchen GFCI Circuit Issue

Background - We moved into our newly built home in late October of 1999. There are two receptacle circuits in our kitchen. Each consists of a twenty amp Cutler Hammer "CH" breaker leading to a GFCI...
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