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Old 09-09-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Is this wiring correct? Both outlets worked but it only had 1 white, 1 black wire and the copper wire on the bottom. Came home and this outlet smelled like burnt plastic. The breaker trips a lot for this outlet. The break controls this outlet and the outside outlets, one which is hooked up to the pool pump.

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The picture is too small to see.
If this receptacle only had a white and black wire then it is the end of the run. What did you have plugged into this receptacle?

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If there's only 1 black and 1 white wire to receptacle outlet, it's the last in the circuit run from the breaker box.

If there's a pool filter on same circuit, best to not use the one indoors at same time. Outdoor outlets should be GFI type for wet environment. If originally known that a pool filter would be used, heavier wiring and outlets should have been planned. If it's a 15amp breaker, it's probably working very hard and hot.
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The pic is too small to see enough detail. It sounds like it is an end of the run since you only have the three connections.
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The breaker is turned off for now. It is raining outside currently and the cord from the pool is soaked. Only thing that is plugged into the stinky outlet ISA straightener.
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