I am rewiring a 3 prong outlet. I pulled out the old one and found 3 white and 2 black wires attached. I did not see a ground wire. How do I rewire these to the new outlet?

  • I hope you tagged the wires before disconnecting them. Is this outlet a switched outlet? – The Evil Greebo Jun 6 '18 at 16:23
  • What do you mean "rewiring"? Are you adding wires or simply replacing the outlet? – isherwood Jun 6 '18 at 16:27
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    Pictures would help. 🎥 😊 – ArchonOSX Jun 6 '18 at 16:27
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    Where do the wires go when they leave the junction box? If they leave as 2 white/black pairs with one white all by itself then it might be that the lone white is actually the ground, though if that's the case it should be green instead of white. – manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact Jun 6 '18 at 20:14
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    Go get the old receptacle out of the trash. You're gonna need it. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 6 '18 at 20:38

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