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Old 01-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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I am in a kitchen remodel, I need to wire at least a couple outlets up for power, the electric contractor has what looks to be (2) black wires and (1) white wire and a copper ground in a few of the boxes and there is another outlet with (2) black (2) white and a copper ground. The last outlet is at the end of the run and has (1) black, (1) white, and a copper ground. I have seen the last two examples but not the first?

How would I wire this:

(2) black wires and (1) white wire and a copper ground

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I am in a kitchen remodel, I need to wire at least a couple outlets up for power, the electric contractor has what looks to be (2) black wires and (1) white wire and a copper ground in a few of the boxes and there is another outlet with (2) black (2) white and a copper ground. The last outlet is at the end of the run and has (1) black, (1) white, and a copper ground. I have seen the last two examples but not the first?

How would I wire this:

(2) black wires and (1) white wire and a copper ground
Without seeing the set up, I'm thinking that the first device box you described is either intended for a 240V outlet for an electric stove, or that he is intending to wire the appliance circuits as a multi-wire branch circuit.

For a 120V 20A receptacle, you only connect one hot (black) and one neutral (hot).

To properly answer this question, we need to know how the wires are terminated at the service/sub panel. If you need temporary power for the remodel, the easiest solution would be run a heavy extension cord from another room.

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I think I will wait for them to come back, not worth death or causing a fire.
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