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Let's take a look at what we have here You have 2 cables, and each one has (presumably) hot, neutral and ground. It is normal for all grounds simply to be all tied to each other; The old device is definitely a GFCI or AFCI, no doubt of it. So what you're viewing as "each socket powered by a separate cable" is actually the GFCI device being what it is. ...


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I had a similar scenario happen. I dove all in with an open neutral answer as well. I found 2 junction boxes hidden in the ceiling that both had issues, as well as various burnt wires in various spots. One wire was stapled so badly that the sheathing had come off. The fine people here helped me figure it out and as I drove in I fojnd a myriad of other ...


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It turned out that the neutral is grounded. The electricity company is actually grounding the neutral from the distribution room. That's why they are grounding the main building panel. I bootlegged the neutral to ground and it works fine now. I actually not considering that bootlegging is a SOLUTION. But according to the fact that the neutral is grounded, ...


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