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10-18-20, 10:10 AM
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Question about Routing NM Cable Into Box - Adding a Receptacle

I would like to add an outlet behind a wall mounted bedroom tv. There is an outlet directly below with 2 - 12/2ís entering the box. I was thinking that I would replace this box with a 2-gang so that...
10-11-20, 03:37 PM
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Posted By cai24

PJ, that worked perfectly! Thank you!

PJ, that worked perfectly! Thank you!
10-11-20, 01:14 PM
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Posted By cai24

Sorry for not being more clear. Only the...

Sorry for not being more clear. Only the insulation is nicked. I taped it for now. Would it make sense to go back and repair it with heat shrink? I donít have any at the moment but can buy some.
10-11-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By cai24

Nick in Conductor - Not Sure If It Can Be Repaired

I was swapping out a switch, and I noticed that there is a pretty serious nick in the load conductor. Iím guessing itís been like that for 30 years, but Iím not sure of the correct way to repair it....
10-11-20, 09:43 AM
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Views: 423
Posted By cai24

PJ - Thank you. I'm pretty sure I understand what...

PJ - Thank you. I'm pretty sure I understand what you're saying, but I just want to confirm. I was confused about this one part: "You can abandon that three wire cable in box 2 and do absolutely...
10-10-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By cai24

PJ - You had helped me understand this 3-way...

PJ - You had helped me understand this 3-way switch back in August. I finally decided that I would like to convert this to a 2-way if possible. The switch that I would like to eliminate is a dead-end...
08-16-20, 04:33 PM
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Posted By cai24

PJ - the switched receptacle is on a different...

PJ - the switched receptacle is on a different circuit. I was actually asking if I could use the hot/neutral on this other circuit. I've created some virtual 3-way switches in other parts of my house...
08-16-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By cai24

Yes. The white wire in the 14/3 (box 1) is always...

Yes. The white wire in the 14/3 (box 1) is always hot regardless of the position of the switches.
08-16-20, 12:25 PM
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Posted By cai24

Thanks, PJ. I feel like I'm missing something in...

Thanks, PJ. I feel like I'm missing something in my understanding. This is how I currently see the configuration, but I'm not sure how light 1 and light 2 come into this. Like you said, I believe the...
08-16-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By cai24

That's correct for Box 1. All 3 wires from the...

That's correct for Box 1. All 3 wires from the 14/3 are on the switch. What I don't understand is that I don't have any constant line voltage at Box 2. The only source of constant line voltage is the...
08-16-20, 11:02 AM
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Posted By cai24

Also, just to clarify, this is how it is wired: ...

Also, just to clarify, this is how it is wired:

Box 1 - There is a 14/3 coming into the box. The white wire is hot and connected to the common. The red and black are connected to the travelers.
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08-16-20, 10:57 AM
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Posted By cai24

When I test everything, the white from the 14/3...

When I test everything, the white from the 14/3 is the only wire that is always hot. The current switch is backwired, but I'm pretty sure this is in the common slot. I've included a picture. It's...
08-16-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By cai24

Box 1 contains the feed. There is a 14/3 coming...

Box 1 contains the feed. There is a 14/3 coming into the box. The white wire is hot and connected to the common. The red and black are connected to the travelers.

Box 2 contains the light/load (or...
08-16-20, 09:54 AM
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Posted By cai24

I did more testing this morning with my...

I did more testing this morning with my multimeter, and it appears that I had this flipped around. The common that I thought was the load is the hot, and the one I thought was the hot is the load. I...
08-15-20, 07:00 PM
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Posted By cai24

I will do this tomorrow. Thank you for all of...

I will do this tomorrow. Thank you for all of your help! I really appreciate it.
08-15-20, 06:45 PM
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Views: 423
Posted By cai24

I just double checked, and it does appear that...

I just double checked, and it does appear that the 14/2 is on the common. Iím sorry for the error. What Iím confused about is identifying the load. In my one switch box, there is 14/2 power and a...
08-15-20, 02:08 PM
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Posted By cai24

PJ, thanks for your help. I'm actually replacing...

PJ, thanks for your help. I'm actually replacing these with Insteon smart switches, so they don't actually use the travelers. That's why I was curious about the configuration. What's confusing me is...
08-15-20, 12:15 PM
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Views: 423
Posted By cai24

Need Help Understanding 3-Way Switch Configuration

I am replacing the switches in my house, and I'm confused about one of the 3-ways. I'm trying to understand how it's configured. The switches control two light fixtures. When I look in the first box,...
08-12-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By cai24

Question about Grounding on Metal Box

I recently replaced a receptacle in a metal box. I noticed that box's ground wire is connected to the screw for the internal NM clamps. Is this permitted? I tried to add a green grounding screw to...
07-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By cai24

Question about Box Extender

I have some boxes that sit nearly behind the drywall. I have been adding box extenders, but Iíve run into an issue on a few. The hole was cut too large, and the box extender is not staying flush on...
07-02-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By cai24

Water leaking from Weather King A/C near condensate outlet

Earlier today, my air conditioner turned off. I realized that the water switch had activated. There was water leaking out of the area where the condensate drain connects. I heard my condensate pump...
05-23-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By cai24

Thanks PJ. I guess Iíll just stick with using a...

Thanks PJ. I guess Iíll just stick with using a utility knife.
05-23-20, 06:52 PM
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Views: 190
Posted By cai24

Using Klein and Southwire Strippers to Remove NM Sheath - Keep Nicking Wires

Whenever I run NM cable, I generally use a utility knife to remove the jacket. It works fine, but I always feel like some type of tool would be better. I have both the Klein K1412 and the Southwire...
05-10-20, 11:40 AM
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Views: 187
Posted By cai24

This is actually on the edge of my kitchen, where...

This is actually on the edge of my kitchen, where it transitions to the family room area. Itís the opposite wall of the sink. This may be a better picture. If you look at the clock on the wall near...
05-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By cai24

Question about switch in kitchen: not sure what it controls

I have a light switch in my kitchen, and I cannot figure out what it controls. Iíve been swapping everything to white, so I removed all the ivory ones. I should have taken a picture of the previous...
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