No I wasn't being intentionally redundant but our posts popped in at about the same time. Had I seen your post (I just now noticed) I would not have replied as I did. I've made my share of mistakes and I appreciate the character it takes to say your wrong. No hard feelings on my end at all. I've been guilty of the same thing at times and I always regret the decision. Sometimes we think that the OP will do something stupid like connect white to white as you pointed out. We don't want to see them do that because of the consequences so we correct what appears to be an accident waiting to happen. I think that was your intention . So lets just forget it and move on. Have a good day Duey.
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Much appreciated..really. I tried to look out for what was going to happen, it was writing on the wall. Hey , if we didnt make mistakes we wouldnt need Electrical Insp now would we!! To tell you the truth I felt bad thinking "well he's going to do it, at least keep the danger to a minimum " or " keep mouth shut, enjoy blowing up your new oven". I will from this point offer advice that only a professional should to "safeguard persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity"
Thanks for the scolding and reassurance, needed and appreciated.