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A contact device installed at the outlet for the connection of an attachment plug.

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Gfci outlet wired but not working

Hello i installed anew gfci outlet in the green light is not coming on. why is that do i have it wired wrong? I have tried rewiring it different ways nothing working can someone help me please.
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Having trouble with a half hot switch

I am currently going through the process of replacing all the outdated cream colored outlets in my home with white ones. Recently I was doing the ones in the master bedroom, where there is no overhead ...
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Can I wire a Pump Start Relay to an outdoor GFCI outlet?

I have an existing outdoor GFCI outlet. Can I wire a pump relay to the existing outlet, and put another GFCI outlet after the relay? The goal is to have the second outlet only powered when the relay ...
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Converting KFDD500ESS Dual Fuel Range from 4 wire to 3 wire plug

EDIT Thank you for the information. It doesn’t look like I was lucky enough to have a ground lurking behind the outlet. Our breaker box is located approximately 40ft from the receptacle with a ...
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Hide electrical for future TV outlet

We are in the wiring phase of our house and there is a wall that there is a high probability that at some point in the future we'd like to wall mount a TV on. With not knowing what TV that will be or ...
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Kitchen Outlet Series Not Working

In my kitchen there are several outlets that are not working, including a GFCI outlet which is not able to be reset. I have checked the breaker and it had not been flipped, I reset the kitchen outlet ...
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In 2/3/4 gang box, should you combine all grounds using crimp connectors?

When I have multiple lines going in/out of a 1 gang box (with an outlet/recepticle or switch), I typically combine all the grounds into a single wire using crimp connectors: However, when working ...
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3 way switch with outlet always live

First box has 14/2 from panel, 14/2 to outlet, 14/3 to the other switch Second box has 14/3 from the first switch and 14/2 to the light.. how can I wire these up for 3 way switch.
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3 pole 4 wire grounding 3 phase 250 volts

So I’m trying to add a new circuit breaker for a plug because there are multiple outlets on this circuit and when everything is being used the breaker trips The outlet is a 125/250v 4 wire 3 pole 3 ...
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Figure out what outlets belong to what breakers

So I live in a dorm room at a college, and I am looking into getting 2 1050w ASIC miners for mining Litecoin. My issue is, that as far as I know, you can't pull +/-3000 watts from one breaker. (2 ...
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GFCI with a light switch off the load trips when switch is off

I'm at my troubleshooting limit, double checking all the grounds, caps are tight and no cross wires. If it tripped as soon as I turned the light switch on it would make sense but it's not until 15+min ...
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Open ground indication on tester when connecting appliances to any outlet on same circuit

We have 5 double outlets connected on one circuit. Now we noticed that if we connect outlet tester to any outlet it's indicate 'correct', but if we plug appliance to any one of outlets in the circuit, ...
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Is it ok to use push-in connectors for testing?

Soon I am going to replace my 2 prong outlet with a 3 prong GFCI that will protect downstream devices. I am wondering to test the line and load if it is ok to use Push-In connectors Gauge 22-12. I ...
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Replacing receptacles protected by one GFCI outlet

My current setup is one GFCI receptacle and three regular receptacles downstream that are protected by the one. Everything had been working fine (it even tripped recently and I reset it, so I know it ...
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Diagnosing Loss of Power in Bedroom

We have no power to our downstairs bedroom. We had the lights on, and a heater plugged in to the outlet. A family member turned off the heater, and unplugged it from the outlet. When she unplugged it, ...
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Proper reinforcing of electrical box on drywall

There is a 2-gang outlet/electrical box that holds plugs rather well (hair dryer, vacuum, etc). That is usually great, however when pulling the plug from the socket, the whole electrical box gets ...
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What should I do if I get my adapter prong stuck in the outlet?

So the metal thing that you plug into the outlet broke and got stuck inside the outlet and I don’t know if this dangerous, what should I do? I live in an apartment building so I don’t have one of ...
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How can I switch my standard outlet to a GFCI?

I have a standard 2 receptacle outlet in my house. I am trying to switch it to a GFCI. I realize GFCI has load and a line side. There is also a switch in my room that is tied into this outlet (and ...
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I need to eliminate a garbage disposal switch.

We are remodeling our kitchen and currently our garbage disposal has an on/off switch on the backsplash if a raised bartop. we are dropping the bartop to counter level and installing an airswitch. I'm ...
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Outdoor lamp installation without outlet box

I am replacing my old outdoor lamp. The new lamp has an X-shaped mounting bracket. However, my outlet does not have an outlet box (see pic), or may be there is one but the stucco has covered it. There ...
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What is the maximum current a 13Amp twin wall socket can handle?

In my country (Ghana, West Africa; however we do follow the UK regulations) a domestic wall receptacle is rated for 13 Amps. If I had a twin wall receptacle rated 13 Amps does it mean that ...
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Make outlet controlled by switch, constant hot

I have one outlet controlled by a switch. I would like to make it constantly hot. I also have a ceiling fan which is always hot and would like to have that controlled by the switch (later). For now,...
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Changing out receptacle that is controlled by a light switch

Help Please! This is the first time I am attempting any electrical project. I changed out old receptacles with new ones in our master bedroom. I used Leviton standard outlets 15A-125V. Question #1: ...
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Can I connect a Lutron Caseta switch to a half hot outlet?

I recently installed a Lutron Caseta (PD-6ans) switch that connects to a half-hot outlet. I noticed there is still a trickle of electricity coming out of the switch even when it's off. Enough to make ...
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Neutral wire is tied to my electric metal box, why is it so?

I have this old Depard switch box in my patio. Originally, I wanted to 'add' a receptacle in my old Despard switch 'array' stack. Now I am puzzled and afraid of doing that because I found out that ...
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Circuit Breaker Finder - Finding TWO Breakers for one outlet

I have a 1948 house that has mid-century conduit throughout. All old two-prong outlets in the old house; only the 1980s extension has your typical 14/2-G. Anyway, in the old house (as the title says) ...
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How to fix a hole above an outlet box?

I've got a hole above an outlet box in a wall. The wall has a 2x4 to the right of the box. I can feel it from the inside. It's just lightweight dry wall. There used to be cable and network lines ...
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Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

So I have a ventless dryer, and it's a relatively new LG model (LG DLEC855W 4.2 cu. ft. Compact Electric Dryer) that I have hooked up to a 120 V outlet. I know it's not supposed to run on a 120&...
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Adding an outlet to a hall closet

I'd like to add an outlet to a 1st floor hall closet where I store tools. The water meter for the house is in this closet, but nothing else (e.g. no water heater, furnace, etc.). The closet is ...
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I have 10/3 wire. Can I replace my 3 prong outlet with 4 prong for a dryer?

In my house there was a 3-prong outlet for the dryer and when I opened it I saw that there is 4 wires and the ground and neutral are on the same terminal. Can I change the outlet to a 4 prong? The hot ...
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Why are some outlets still out after replacing an outlet?

So I had an outlet that was sparking and sometimes cutting out (till I moved it to an angle) so I decided to change it. Turned the breaker off, replaced it, turned it back on and find out my room and ...
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Should I cover or move this outlet?

I've got this lovely situation in my garage where there's an outlet right above the deep sink, and while I don't have my tape measure handy I'm fairly certain this is less than 6' from the sink, and ...
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Grounding my 4 gang metal electrical box

I have a 4 gang metal electrical box with a receptacle, a fan switch, a light switch and a timer for a towel warmer. The honeywell timer does not require to be grounded. For the receptacle i would ...
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Diagnose 125v 20a receptacle voltage

I am replacing a 20A 250V receptacle with a NEMA 5-20 and am seeing voltages I can't explain. Hot-ground: 122v Neutral-ground: 20v Hot-neutral: 95v What could be the problem here? Details Turned ...
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What is this four-outlet ungrounded receptacle called?

I found this receptacle installed and connected in an old work box with a regular receptacle plate in a U.S. house built in the early 1950s. It accepts up to four ungrounded, unpolarized plugs! Does ...
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How to run Gfci outlets

I want to run 12/3 wire to gfci-outlet-outlet-outlet-gfci-outlet-outlet-outlet. How can I accomplish that? There will also be 2 separate breakers
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Questions regarding my plan for new 50A circuit (with pictures)

Overview Pictures/diagrams at the end. I will pull permits and would like to do this correctly. I will be disconnecting an unused 40A circuit and replacing it with a new 50A circuit to my garage for ...
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Will using surge protectors with a two prong outlet adapter help against power fluctuations

I know that all surge protectors/upc's need outlets that are earthed and three pronged to safely protect against lightnings, but I would like to know if they can help against power fluctuations, even ...
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Outlet looks like a NEMA 10-50 but is only stamped at 30

There is an electric stove plugged into this outlet. I can't tell what plug it is to make an adapter for car charging. This is in the U.S.
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Use of 20 Amp Breaker and 12/2 Cable for Circuit Containing 15 Amp Duplex Receptacles [duplicate]

What is the rationale behind using a 20 amp circuit breaker with 12/2 cable for a circuit that only contains 15 amp duplex receptacles? I understand the rationale behind using 12/2 cable instead of 14/...
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What Kind of Outlet Allows 1 In-Wall Light Switch w 2 Outlets to Control 2 Sconces w Semi-Independent On/Off Buttons & Outlets on Each?

I have a bathroom light switch with two outlets and one light switch. The switch turns on/off two wall-mounted sconces. Both sconces have their own on/off buttons and an outlet. The buttons on the ...
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Room Full of Working 120V Electrical Outlets, Except One Doesn't

I have a room with 5 duplex outlets (including 1 GFCI) and 2 single pole switches on a 20 amp circuit. One outlet isn't working and measures 0V from hot-neutral, 1V from hot to ground and 1V from ...
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3 wire source to a 2 wire plug and light

I have a 3-wire source powering one (1) outlet in my garage (probably meant just for the washer/dryer - nothing else on the circuit). I had my washer/dryer moved and re-wired off another separate ...
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Wall-mounted Ethernet switch, how to install?

I have a wall-mounted Ethernet switch that is supposed to be mounted partially inside a wall or panel. There is a mounting bracket included that would fit a standard 60mm can, however the switch does ...
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Breaker sending power to lights but 3 outlets wont work

Our breaker flips often, and today the power shut our tv and window a/c off. I went to go flip the breaker but only the lights came on. I checked it again and again and still nothing. Only power to ...
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How do I wire this light switch?

In particular I don’t know what to think of the gray wire. Most resources online suggest gray is neutral. If I treat gray as black I would go black to black, grey to red, red to red/white, green to ...
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Adding extra outlets to reduce breaker tripping?

I have recently changed my attic to be my bedroom, the attic wasn't designed to be lived in so there are only 2 outlets. I have a 500 watt PC, portable AC, aquarium heater and heating bulb and much ...
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What is Texas code for kitchen electrical outlet near sink and cooktop

I would like to know the permitted height of an electrical outlet from the kitchen sink countertop or cooktop.
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Changing Out Receptacles

Hello I am changing out your standard electrical receptical with a USB one However, the issue I am running into is that the USB receptacle has a body that is larger than the junction box in the wall ...
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No power at outlets and lights, no bad breakers

In the living dining room several outlets and two overhead lights are dead. At the service panel I checked all the circuit breakers outputs for power, and all are live. I also checked every GFI ...