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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 should I connect the ground wire for my lantern?

The box is metal. The simplest safe way to connect the ground: Attach the ground wire from the power feed cable to a ground screw in the box. This will ground the box. Attach the green ground wire ...
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How should I connect the ground wire for my lantern?

"...And neither copper (ground) wire needs to connected to the green screw?" NO. If the ground wire in the box, (it is metal) is attached to a ground screw in the box you are ok. Attaching ...
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Light Fixture Has Two Hot & Neutral Wires

You need to figure out where each cable goes and then what each wire does. Two likely scenarios: Multiple Light Fixtures If you have multiple light fixtures on a single switch (or a single set of 3-...
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Running cable to sub panel 125amp

I am putting a 125amp sub panel beside my main breaker and am figuring out the correct wire sizes. Key is "beside". If the new panel is close to the old panel, use metal conduit and you can ...
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Running cable to sub panel 125amp

1/0-1/0-1/0-3 SER is probably your best standard configuration option for a 125A panel. Response to Is it normal..?: Your new 125A panel just can't be protected by a feeder rated at higher than 125A. ...
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Unknown red wire in ceiling

It appears as though the cable from the switch to the light is being used to pass both switched and unswitched power between the two boxes. We cannot tell from the pictures which way it's going. ...
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Aquarite Chlorine Generator

This is almost certainly wired incorrectly. Chlorine generators need to only run when the circulation pump is running, so they should typically be connected in parallel to the pump. If your pool tech ...
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How can I wire multiple receptacles to one switch with power coming to the switch first

Assumptions: US/Canada and cables rather than individual wires. In switch box: Cable 1 (from breaker) = hot (black), neutral (white) Cable 2 (to first receptacle) = switched hot (black), neutral (...
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Installing new light fixture: unsure of multiple ground wires

Ground wires are always connected together, either by wire nuts or with screws in metal(using the metal as a path). If the ceiling box is metal, then it should have a ground screw also. If plastic, ...
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