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Old 02-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hello,
I have a very simple question. I am wiring a parallel circuit of 4 plugs into a metal workbench. I know very little about electronics and want to make sure I am doing it right as I am in a shared space and don't need to go shorting the system or anything. I have:

A single switch with a ground
A 15A single pole circuit breaker with only two spots for wires
A length of extension wire with a male plug
4 x 15A outlets

The outlets are wired and installed with all of the black, white, and ground wires going to their respective places on each one.

My first question is about the switch and the circuit breaker: Do I put those both in line on the black (hot) wire between the male extension cord plug and the first outlet?
My other question: should I attach/bolt the green ground to the metal bench somewhere so it doesn't ground into me or something else if a hot wire was to touch it at the same time as me?

What I think is that the wiring should be as follows:
For the black wire: extension cord>breaker>switch>parallel outlets
For the white wire: extension cord>parallel outlets
For the green wire: extension cord> ground on bench>ground on switch>ground on parallel outlets

Any insight would be helpful
Thanks!

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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I have a very simple question.
I don't think so. You should really put up some pictures.

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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The extendison cord is not a perament useage item for perament useage you have to use the NM or other approved type materals to do the job right.

So please tell us what type of extendison cord ya yapping about ??

Once I know your answer one of us will give you a answer.

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You definitely need to post pictures of this. Your description doesn't use standard terminology and some aspects of this sound rather odd in very specific ways.
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Your description doesn't use standard terminology and some aspects of this sound rather odd in very specific ways.
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Please don't hard wire the thing. Easiest thing if you ever move the table is to get an inlet, they make them for trailers. On board I suggest armored cable in such an enviro, and a gfci for the whole circuit

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