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10-30-14, 07:17 AM
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Posted By jandhi2

I do have 120v when I test small slot to large...

I do have 120v when I test small slot to large slot on the new receptacle with the multimeter. Just not when I touch the ground with either probe. My GFCI tester originally told me there was an open...
10-29-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

You would check from the small slot to the ground...

You would check from the small slot to the ground pin or the plate screw. 120vac should be present.

With a multimeter, this shows 24v.

Measuring from the large slot to the ground pin...
10-24-14, 07:18 AM
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Posted By jandhi2

Hooked the new cable up and tested it with a...

Hooked the new cable up and tested it with a receptacle tester. It says open ground. I connected the ground wire on both the fixture (where I spliced into the line to get power) and the receptacle....
10-23-14, 03:29 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

Ok, I'll be running the cable this afternoon. I...

Ok, I'll be running the cable this afternoon. I should be able to just splice it into the caps in the junction box above the light fixture and drop that down the wall to the 2-gang box where the...
10-17-14, 07:17 AM
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Posted By jandhi2

Ok, thanks for the clarification. I assume a...

Ok, thanks for the clarification. I assume a switchable receptacle wouldn't be possible there either then, because I wouldn't mind that. If I wanted to make this happen, how could I do it, run new...
10-16-14, 10:27 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

The box I'm looking at has two cables coming in....

The box I'm looking at has two cables coming in. One is two-wire: black, white-taped-black and ground, and the other cable is three-wire: black, white-taped-black, a red common and a ground.
10-16-14, 08:47 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

Adding a receptacle the middle of a three-way circuit

(I did search the forum, but was unable to find an answer to this)

I have a three way switch that I believe runs fixture-switch-switch in my wife's sewing room. She would like an outlet next to...
01-05-14, 10:25 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

Another two light to one switch question

I'm working on wiring two lights from one switch in my detached garage. The power comes in below the switch. It is on a 20amp breaker and I'm using 12-2 romex. The trick is that one light is located...
12-30-13, 06:56 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

The garage is detached, but I wasn't serious...

The garage is detached, but I wasn't serious about putting in a welder. I haven't used a welder in a decade +. But if I was, this would clearly be the place to start researching. :)
12-29-13, 06:21 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

Precisely what I needed to know. And most timely....

Precisely what I needed to know. And most timely. Thanks very much. So when I want to put that welder in the garage, I'll know just how to do it.:No Beer 4U:
12-29-13, 06:09 PM
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Posted By jandhi2

Connect 12-2 to 12-3

I am re-wiring a garage, adding 4 new 2-gang boxes and two light fixtures. I put all the boxes in with new Romex 12-2 and working backwards, discovered that the power coming into the garage is a 12-3...
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Posted By jandhi2

Copper Wire with Aluminum Tint?

I recently bought a pair of Kichler exterior lamps. They are the model 9611 TZ. When I opened them up, I noticed two wires were a silver color. There is also a copper colored ground. I emailed the...
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