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How can I safely pass power from an extension cord through a shed wall?

The right way... is to dig a trench and run a permanent circuit out there. Only 6" cover for RMC metal conduit, or with GFCI protection at the house, 12" cover using UF cable. However I ...
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Can I leave standard outlets in kitchen if they’re connected to GFCI outlet?

There are two separate issues here. GFCI provides a zone of protection. If properly wired, anything beyond a GFCI protective device is protected. A GFCI protective device can be: A combination ...
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How can I safely pass power from an extension cord through a shed wall?

Look up "inlet extension cord". It's an inlet that screws to the side of a shed and has an outlet attached to the back. No electrical installation, it's one piece exactly what you want. ...
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Are 15 amp outlets in the same junction box as a 20 amp outlet acceptable by code?

Yes you can have outlets on different circuits in the same gang box. You should label the box "Multiple circuits within" especially if they are not handle-tied, so people working inside the ...
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Remove outlet from light switch that controls recessed lighting

On the switch, the single black on the bottom should be always be hot. The red and black together should be switched hots. Seeing a red hot on the receptacle, that should be from the switch. Remove ...
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How can I safely pass power from an extension cord through a shed wall?

Since the shed isn't moving anywhere, having an RV-style inlet as in Harper's answer doesn't really gain you anything. All it really gets you is the ability to de-wire the shed, ie the shed now looks ...
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Google Nest Outdoor Camera - Re-Wiring (Wire Type)

That's an AC-DC adapter. The USB connector before was likely simply a power adapter from a USB wall plug, which basically converts AC to the 5V DC used by USB devices. If you're gonna use the same ...
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Three Way Switch Receptacle Combo

What I was hoping to accomplish, was replace one of the switches with a switch receptacle combo. You can do that. But only if you do it at the end that always has power supplied, unless you replace ...
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How to install an outdoor receptacle on the other side of this indoor receptacle?

IMO you don't need to do any drywall work that one of the comments in your OP suggests. Your existing metal box is likely attached to a stud—odds on its left side. Since the outlet is so close to ...
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Wiring two duplex switches

If all the information you provided is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it, your issue should be straightforward. You've got five cables in the box: 2-Wire (Outdoor LT SL) 3-Wire (Ceiling Lt SL;...
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Can I leave standard outlets in kitchen if they’re connected to GFCI outlet?

The NEC says "shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel". So protection could be at the receptacle, or by wires connected to "load" terminals of another ...
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How to install an outdoor receptacle on the other side of this indoor receptacle?

So first you have to decide, “do I want my receptacle flush or do I want a surface mount receptacle.” If it’s external it’s gonna be super easy, all you’ll need is… 1 Bell Box 1/2” 1 Weatherproof ...
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Bringing power to two bedrooms

A 20A circuit requires 12 AWG or larger wire everywhere. A 15A circuit requires 14 AWG or larger wire everywhere. 12 AWG on 15A circuit is fine. 14 AWG on 20A is an absolute NO. For lighting circuits, ...
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Why am I reading 69 volts across the terminals on my outlet?

Based on only the information you have given. If you are reading 69V from hot to neutral, and 125V from hot to ground. It is indicative of a loose connection somewhere in the neutral conductor. It ...
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Can I leave standard outlets in kitchen if they’re connected to GFCI outlet?

Standard outlets attached to the Load side of a GFCI are a fine way to make sure appropriate GFCI protection is in place. If your inspector wants the GFCI to be close to the load, you can also pigtail ...
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Installing European outlets in American kitchen for heat-based appliances

I know this is an older thread, but the world of appliances have changed since the original post, so I want to share my perspective with that in mind. For most kitchen appliances (toaster, microwave, ...
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