I bought a new fridge. Since the power cord of the new fridge is at the bottom and short, it did not reach the original receptacle high on the wall. I had to put a new receptacle lower on the wall. I drew the wiring diagram for the original receptacles, based on what was there (Figure 1). The old fridge was connected to receptacle-1, and we used the receptacle-2 to connect toaster, etc. in the kitchen. Then, I put a 20 Amp receptacle (receptacle-3 in the figure-2). A day after the installation, I have realized that my wiring is different than original wiring. Since the re-wiring I have not used the receptacle 2 yet. I have the following questions:
- Was the original wiring in Figure-1 correct and safe?
- Is the new wiring done by me in Figure-2 correct and safe? Now, I think not.
- Is the wiring in Figure-1 a parallel receptacle wiring? Is the wiring in Figure-2 a serial receptacle wiring?
- Is there any other questions I should be asking? Or call an electrician?