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abehiht 12-07-2008 05:56 PM

Follow up to Go to first new post Breakers etc. weird problem with photo
 
Thanks for all the help.

I was able to locate which breaker controls the affected outlets.

It runs the bathroom light, not the GFI, the kitchen ceiling fan, and 3 outlets in the living room.

I was able to speak to someone who said the "lead" outlet would have 4 wires. One did and it looked a little burned, but barely. After replacing all the outlets I switched the power on and everything works fine now.

The guy at home depot said black on gold and white on silver (wide side) on the new out lets. If they had 2 wires I wired 2 if 4 I wired four.

I'm thankful for all your help and open to suggestion.

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abehiht 12-07-2008 05:58 PM

Maybe an Admin can fix the title of this to " Follow up to Breakers etc. weird problem with photo" instead of " Follow up to Go to first new post Breakers etc. weird problem with photo". Thanks!

Sliver 12-07-2008 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by abehiht (Post 195239)

I was able to speak to someone who said the "lead" outlet would have 4 wires. One did and it looked a little burned, but barely. After replacing all the outlets I switched the power on and everything works fine now.

The guy at home depot said black on gold and white on silver (wide side) on the new out lets. If they had 2 wires I wired 2 if 4 I wired four.

Instead of wiring all 4 wires to the outlet (unless its a GFCI and you want to protect the rest of the circuit after this outlet), make pigtails so if this outlet were to go bad it would affect the rest of the circuit, wire nut the whites together with a short piece to the silver screw, and do the same with the black to the other side

abehiht 12-07-2008 07:23 PM

Thanks Silver, can you explain Pigtails please. Thanks!

Sliver 12-07-2008 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by abehiht (Post 195274)
Thanks Silver, can you explain Pigtails please. Thanks!

A pigtail is simply hooking a short piece of wire inside a wire nut to connect a device instead of going through the device. So if your outlet goes bad for any reason, it will not affect everything that would be connected to the other side of the outlet. If you are using a GFCI outlet you must connect it through the outlet if you want that GFCI to protect the rest of the circuit.


take the 2 wires, and get a short piece of wire, line up the insulation of the wire and twist all three together, use a pliers to make sure it is twists tightly, cut it off to shortest end, put on wire nut. do one for white and one for black. the short piece will connect to the outlet.


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