outlet made a pop, spark, tripped breaker-need to fix
I know i will be getting a LOT of use from this forum-yipee!
I own a home that, were it a dog, I would shoot it as a mercy killing. However, I cannot so I must fix EVERYTHING, including moving the breaker box (yes, folks the breaker box) from the backsplash of the counter four feet from the sink.
More immediately, I need to replace an outlet wired with 14/2 WG that made a loud pop, tripped the breaker and arced when manipulated. When I investigated, found the connections behind/to this outlet (which runs out to a light switch and light as well) were...odd, and the black (hot?) wire and it's receptacle within the outlet were burned. I have removed the outlet and will replace with a new one. It had been wired to the outlet so the screw clamps in the back and the screws on the side were utilized to ensure all wires were connected. The two grounds had been twisted together but since my rommate took it apart, I am not certain where their final destination was.
How do I route this so that the light/ceiling fan and the wall switch can be powered from the line coming from the outlet in a safe manner?