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Those colours are not code for Ontario but I...

Those colours are not code for Ontario but I would connect as described above.
Yesterday, 09:09 PM
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It doesn't matter the other receptacles are...

It doesn't matter the other receptacles are working. The incoming power connections could be good but the outgoing power connection could be bad.
Yesterday, 03:56 PM
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Check the receptacles next to it in the room. The...

Check the receptacles next to it in the room. The outgoing connection could be bad on one of them especially if they also used the back stab.
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I don't know what your switching plan is, but I...

I don't know what your switching plan is, but I would consider a separate switch for the two near the TV. You may find you want them off when watching TV.
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Posted By joed

Not any that I have seen.

Not any that I have seen.
07-13-19, 01:03 PM
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Posted By joed

Call the POCO next time it goes off. If it's on...

Call the POCO next time it goes off. If it's on when they get there just tell it came back on by itself.
07-13-19, 09:43 AM
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Posted By joed

I had determined through testing that the hot...

I had determined through testing that the hot wire was open. I knew which breaker it was on and turned it off. Then I attached the sender to the dead receptacle hot wire and used the sensor to follow...
07-12-19, 12:22 PM
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Posted By joed

Then some investigation is required. Not much can...

Then some investigation is required. Not much can said with the little info you provided.
07-12-19, 11:30 AM
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Posted By joed

A short between hot and ground or hot and...

A short between hot and ground or hot and neutral.
Did this just all of the sudden start or did you do some work on the circuit?
07-12-19, 08:21 AM
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Posted By joed

ACWU and UF are not the same. As I understand it...

ACWU and UF are not the same. As I understand it UF is just a plastic jacketed underground cable. ACWU is metal and plastic jacketed armoured cable much more durable then UF.
07-11-19, 06:32 PM
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Posted By joed

The light shouldn't have any power going to it...

The light shouldn't have any power going to it with the switch off. Disconnecting the wire will confirm whether switch is actually turning off the power fully.
07-11-19, 03:21 PM
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Posted By joed

What type of switch? If it is a lighted switch...

What type of switch? If it is a lighted switch that is your issue. They shunt a tiny current through the load for the light when off. This is often enough to make a LED or CFL glow.
What happens if...
07-11-19, 10:26 AM
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Posted By joed

You can't 'split' the hot and neutral. You need...

You can't 'split' the hot and neutral. You need to run them together.
07-11-19, 08:48 AM
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Posted By joed

What is meant by 'one leg'. You should have sent...

What is meant by 'one leg'. You should have sent a hot and neutral to the GFCI and to the switch box and from the switch box to the light. Then in the switch box blacks go on the switch and whites...
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Posted By joed

It is unusual to not have a equal amount of...

It is unusual to not have a equal amount of whites and blacks unless you have a conduit system. I would connect white and one black to the fixture. If it doesn't work then I would swap to the other...
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Posted By joed

IF you want to replace a three way switch with a...

IF you want to replace a three way switch with a motion sensor then you need to get a three way compatible motion sensor and wire it according to the instruction.
07-10-19, 01:50 PM
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Posted By joed

I think you are correct. The problem is at the CO...

I think you are correct. The problem is at the CO (central office). Someone flipped the wrong switch. I would try calling again and ask for second level support if you get no results.
07-10-19, 08:44 AM
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Posted By joed

Call customer support. They will walk you through...

Call customer support. They will walk you through it. Tell them you get dial tone on the jack but the modem doesn't work even with the filter. It worked before so you should be able to get the...
07-10-19, 08:39 AM
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Posted By joed

The line is currently manufactured/supplied by...

The line is currently manufactured/supplied by Schneider electric.
Second the Canadian brand was Federal Pioneer not Federal Pacific although they were virtually identical they were manufactured at...
07-10-19, 05:49 AM
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Posted By joed

FPE stabloks are still a very popular panel in...

FPE stabloks are still a very popular panel in Canada.
07-09-19, 03:51 PM
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Posted By joed

Any transformer that has 18VDC output of 1.95...

Any transformer that has 18VDC output of 1.95 amps or greater. The amps rating can be greater but the voltage has to be the same.
07-09-19, 01:44 PM
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Posted By joed

If you have a ground bond to the metal water line...

If you have a ground bond to the metal water line then I would just pull that rod and call it good. Water line connection is all you need.
07-09-19, 01:41 PM
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Posted By joed

Not sure exactly what you mean by 'tieing into...

Not sure exactly what you mean by 'tieing into the existing switch".

Sounds like you have a hot and neutral you could use to power your receptacle. If you want it to be controlled by one of the...
07-09-19, 01:37 PM
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Posted By joed

Sure. Why not. Call your local POCO and ask them...

Sure. Why not. Call your local POCO and ask them what the clearances are. Then you will know if it can be done.
The mast should not be pulling through the eve. It must not be fastened to side of the...
07-09-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By joed

That may not even be the ground rod for your...

That may not even be the ground rod for your electrical service. It may have been placed there by the cable guy. You need to check your main electrical panel and follow the ground wire from there.
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