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

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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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Multiple outlets stopped working in the house

Suddenly multiple outlets stopped working in Kitchen and living room. Just some more info - I was using my insta pot in the kitchen when this happened but it wasn't the first time I used it. I ...
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How should I connect a GFCI outlet on a well pump circuit?

I need help installing a GFI that's outside house. In the box there are 2 white wires and 2 black & bare ground. One set of wires come from the house and the other 2 go to a well. I tried hooking ...
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Wiring an outlet from a light switch?

I've just moved into a new place which has an outhouse. In there, there is an overhead fluorescent light (and two more under the floorboards for some reason) as well as two 2-socket outlets. The ...
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No power/lights in part of our garage

I am having an issue in my garage where 3 outlets dont work and my 2 fluorescent hanging lights dont work. I have put new outlets in to see if that was the issue, I have checked our breakers and no ...
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Adding double gang switch for two different lights?

I have power coming into a light fixture and down to the switch. I want to add a double gang to put in a second switch that would turn an outlet on/off in the bedroom. What is the proper way to take ...
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Outlet is discolored from my Edenpure heater

My Edenpure heater runs 24/7 in the winter months. The outlet is overheating and the outer plastic is dark brown. I moved it to another outlet and I am plugging the Edenpure in directly, no extension ...
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Two plugs controlled by one switch

I have an outlet where both plugs are on a switch. Is there any way I can make it so only one is on the switch? (It's a dual switch, one upstairs and one downstairs) I just want to be able to plug a ...
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Does this panel provide three-phase power or single-phase?

I am looking to lease a warehouse and am interested in the type of power it has. I looked at the disconnect for the electrical panel to figure this out, but it has left me a bit confused. Usually ...
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Spark detecting screwdriver doesn't light up upon touching live wire

For one outlet I'm working on, the tester screwdriver stopped lighting up, it used to before with same exact wires a few days ago, but now doesn't. I was cutting and replacing old wires whoch took ...
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Receptacle Troubleshooting

I have an outdoor receptacle that isn't working. I've checked for a tripped breaker, I've tried replacing the receptacle, and I've confirmed that the breaker is getting power. Using a multimeter I've ...
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Replaced 2 prong with gfci--power--but not working

I recently switched out a two prong outlet with a gfci outlet, but when the power is turned on, the volt meter reads current exists but the outlet doesn't work. I've double checked the wiring and it's ...
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How should my new outlets be connected to this circuit?

So I'm adding some more outlets to my room. It's an old farm house and my room has the wires run in the plastic things you can just stick to the wall. Well I just put two more outlets in on the ...
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Running New Electrical Line

I found a junction box under my deck that has grey cable, with each individual wire wrapped in the gray sheathing. So for example, the white wire has the white insulation around the copper wire, and ...
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Can I share my water heater outlet with another appliance?

I have a water heater point and I would like to piggy a water pump to the same outlet. My country's voltage here is 240V 50/60hz. I prefer not to add new wiring as it very costly. My water heater is ...
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I removed two outlets now whole power circuit is down.

So I just purchased a home and am doing remodeling. I removed a bearing wall that runs along the side of the hallway between the kitchen and living room to open the space. There were two outlets on ...
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Receptacles and lights not working

My daughter plugged in her cellphone charger and 4 120v lights immediately went out.i checked receptacle for voltage and found none. I pulled out receptacle and found no problems. 1 receptacle on this ...
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How can I safely install an outlet in my fireplace?

I want to install an LED lighting display in my otherwise unused wood-burning fireplace but do not want to run an extension cord through the doors and into the firebox. Is there such a thing as a ...
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Hot/Neutral reversed at receptacles after AFCI breaker was installed, can AFCI still work correctly?

Starting condition: I have 3 outlets in a room and 2 of them have Hot and Neutral reversed. Change: The electrician came in an installed AFCI breakers At my request, they also changed the outlets to ...
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how to split phone line for internet without using a splitter?

ISP sent a technician to fix dropout issues, he split the phone line wires into two, one taped into the bare wire end of a normal splitter, the other into an unused bare end of phone cable, and then ...
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Do I need a permit to route ground wire through the walls to outlet?

I have an ungrounded 2-prong outlet I'd like to upgrade to a 3 prong with proper grounding. I'm in GA if region matters. If I bought a spool of the correct gauge solid copper wire, either bare wire ...
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Open Hot on outlet

I have an outlet that shows an open hot condition when I use my outlet tester on it. However, when I check the hot wire with a voltage tester, it shows it live, why?.
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Voltage detected when separate breaker is shut off

I just moved into a new home. The living room has a covered up switch and a covered up receptacle nearby. Since there is no ceiling light, I presume this used to be a switch-controlled receptacle. It ...
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Electrical receptacle grounding

my name is Mike. I have installed L.E.D. Lights in my customers garden room. She called me to say she was having a problem with the lights not going all the way off. When I asked her what she meant, ...
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Switching a 240 volt 3 wire to a 250 v 2wire

I want to use my generator to power my welder. It runs off a 250v, 50 amp receptacle in my shop. The generator receptacle is not a 3 prong as the cord is to my welder. I picked up a receptacle, 250v, ...
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Moody electrical outlet

The sink disposal came unscrewed, leaked, and shorted the unit. It died. I replace the disposal and plug it in. Nothing happens. The breaker is not tripped. The new disposal turns on when an ...
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How do I wire a 4 prong plug into a an old receptacle with only red and black wires with metal conduit into metal box?

I am trying to wire for a 4 prong plug into a an old receptacle pre 1972 with only red and black wires with metal conduit into metal box. It has been used since 1964 hard wired 220B with metal ...
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Electrical problem with GFCI

I just bought this house, and the circuit in the garage was functioning fine. I have a GFCI and one downstream receptacle on a certain branch. There are other GFCIs on this circuit, but not in line ...