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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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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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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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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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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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20A and 50A receptacle on 30A circuit

Oddly, this same type of mismatch is pretty common for electric ranges. 40A ranges are installed with 40A breakers: yet there's no matching 40A plug. So the NEMA 14-50 is used for both 50A and 40A ...
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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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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 can I safely pass power from an extension cord through a shed wall?

I've been there (shed, not wired) and did it differently. First, you want to dig your cable, ideally below the frost line, at least deep enough that nobody will hit it by accident with a shovel or ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do electrical fixtures with multiple live/neutral terminals have only one earth terminal?

Rule #1: Manufacturers never include anything extra The second set of hot and neutral screws is not for convenient daisy-chaining. Yes, they are commonly used that way, but that is not the reason they ...
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Why do electrical fixtures with multiple live/neutral terminals have only one earth terminal?

Ground must be kept connected. Removing one device/receptacle/light/switch from a circuit must not disconnect the ground path. With two screws you might have ground in and ground out. The next idiot ...
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Why do electrical fixtures with multiple live/neutral terminals have only one earth terminal?

If you look carefully at the outlet you can see tabs that you can break off to split the outlet into 2 separate circuits isolated from each other. Splitting off the live side is done fairly often in ...
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Outdoor outlet on round box

The best way would be a single-hole round weather-proof cover, with the addition of foam and/or silicone sealant to help it seal against the rough surface. From there, a 90 degree connector and a ...
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After replacing bathroom outlets they dont work

Assuming you turned on the feed circuit after replacing the sockets... The GFCI has to be the first socket in the bathroom in order to protect all the others. My money is on Line and Load on the GFCI ...
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