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Now I realize I used too many GFCI outlets. How can I reclaim them?

Yeah, so the building inspector redflagged a bunch of outlets for not being GFCI. Before I understood how the LOAD terminals work, I just replaced every single one with a GFCI outlet. Most had a ...
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Why don't my appliances work when my tester shows voltage at the outlets?

I have a strange issue with my kitchen electrical. The electric starter on the gas cook-top stopped working. It is plugged into a socket under the cabinet. The toaster will also not turn on. It is ...
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Why’s my new outlet tripping the switch in the panel?

So I bought new outlets to replace the old ones in my house and everything was going fine until I reached the kitchen. The panel switch for this particular plug is split between two (a/b) (if that ...
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How to wire 3 hots / 3 neutrals into this new TR outlet with 2 screws?

I'm redoing some of the outlets in our house, as they are pretty loose. Some of these have been really easy, but I came across one today where there were 3 hots and 3 neutrals. All 3 were going into ...
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3-way switches no longer serving their purpose

I apologise if there is an answer to my question in one of the other multiple 3 way switch questions, but if there is I couldn't find it. I just bought an old house, built in 1967. I'm replacing the ...
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Replacing a power outlet safely

I want to replace some power outlets in my condo with ones that have built-in USB ports. The condo was built in 2008. My thinking is I can simply turn off the breaker for those outlets and get to ...
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Circuit breaker trips when ANY light switch on the circuit is turned on

The circuit breaker for our kitchen lights trips instantly when I turn on ANY light switch on that circuit. It is 6-month-old new construction and everything worked just fine until a week ago. And ...
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Funky Wiring for Half Hot Receptacle in Bedroom

I am in the process of upgrading switches and receptacles in an older home (DIYer). I love learning electrical, but I am stumped on the wiring for a circuit with a half hot outlet. Wondering if a kind ...
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Needing to add an outlet but confused why builder used 14-3 wire on a non-switched outlet

I am trying to add an outlet behind my tv by picking off the outlet below it. When I took off the outlet cover I noticed its in the middle of a run and the builder (house built in 2000) had used 14-3 ...
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Repairing electrical outlet fin

I broke the tab off my electrical outlet connecting the two hot wires, and then realized that this was unnecessary. Is it a bad idea to solder the brass tab back and still use the outlet?
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How to install a GFCI?

I would like to replace a regular plug with a GFCI plug. The current plug has: Ground (green in picture) White Black Red (connected on the same side than the Black with broken tap) The breaker is &...
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Wall outlet in house are burnt in wall

Wall outlet in house are burnt in wall. How do I fix it?
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Outlet box has voltage when a device is plugged in on another circuit

Our house was built in 1964 and I wanted to replace some of the electrical outlets. However, there's something bothering me. When I turn off the circuit for an outlet, my low range non-contact ...
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How should I connect a new outlet with two pairs of wires?

I have a kitchen outlet that stopped working. I"m in the process of replacing it. I've discarded the old outlet. I purchased a Hubbell duplex receptacle. It has brass screws on the left side with a ...
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Comparing table saw motors with same hp and different amperage

I am considering replacing the motor on my Inca table saw (Dayton 1.5 hp 115v/16.4amp) because I only have 115volt/15amp power in my new shop. I have found a Baldor 1.5 hp motor with 115v/12.4amps. ...

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