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How can I check if a tandem 20amp breaker is dead on one side

I would check at the box where you spliced the damaged wire is the power there? I have had apprentices have a similar issue with wire nuts and the splice did not make an electrical connection, it ...
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Does an outdoor outlet mounted on a patio ceiling require protection from a GFCI?

If you have hurricanes where you live, water gets into every thing. Analyze the circuit and as some one has said put a GF down down stream. The problem I see is that you may have to use a bigger box.
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120 volt wire loses voltage randomly

You answered you own question. Up to the pig tail, where you have 3 wire connection, the power is there, but not after the pig tail. Remove and redo the pig tail. If you twist the wire just a turn ...
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My plug in may be bad. I'd like to make it a regular plug instead of GFCI

Just because it has "test" and "reset" doesn't mean it's a GFCI. I have seen reports of people attempting to circumvent the LDCI end in ignominious failure. There's more going on ...
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My plug in may be bad. I'd like to make it a regular plug instead of GFCI

Would it work? Yes. But it would be against the manufacturer's original design as approved (hopefully...) by UL, ETL, etc. There are many plug-in appliances which are supplied with a GFCI plug. Those ...
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Replacing single duplex outlet on MWBC with two of them in kitchen?

Assuming that this is truly "MWBC to a single duplex receptacle", including "hot side split", do the following. Note that this assumes that the wires are in a standard black/red/...
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Replacing single duplex outlet on MWBC with two of them in kitchen?

You'll have to check with your local authority having jurisdiction to be sure. I have a couple of MWBCs in my kitchen on GFCI outlets and haven't had a problem since the house was built 15 years ago. ...
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Replacing outlet with GFCI outlet, preexisting GFCI outlet quit working

TLDR: If you didn't realize GFCIs could protect other outlets, don't use "Load". The "Line" terminals can take 2 screws - read the instructions. You should not use "Load" ...
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Gfci on 220v air conditioner unit outside?

Not yet States which adopted NEC 2020 and didn't amend it otherwise (Michigan), will require GFCI on 240V hardwired appliances as of 1 Jan 2023. So get that permit pulled now. The date of the code you ...
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Problem plugging surge protected power strip into gfci outlet?

Most folks here are ignoring the obvious and over thinking this,its simple math.There are also not enough details for a clear conclusion. You should not be plugging more than 1 PC into any outlet, ...
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GFCI Breaker for Kitchen

Should gfci be used for large appliances like refrigerator and freezer? Not if you can avoid it. The purpose of GFCI protection is to protect humans from electric shock. A refrigerator is grounded, ...
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GFCI Breaker for Kitchen

Testing would be the same (if you are the unusual person who actually does that beyond a month or two when they are new.) Many GFCI, AFCI and GFCI/AFCI combination breakers have fault code indicators ...
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