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Old 02-28-2017, 07:55 AM   #76
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Where in the legend does it show how much to strip from the jacket? The left end?
In your photo on post 71. Your stripped cable, then the length of each individual wire, then the stripped length of those wires are all shown right there, to scale, on the back of the plug.

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Anyway, the grudging pat on my back, on your part, means a lot to me.

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It wasn't grudging, I was ecstatic to do it!

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Old 03-07-2017, 06:37 PM   #77
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Hi folks,

Finally got around to re-wiring the dryer cord cap yesterday. It was a lot easier the second time around. By the way, thanks for the final posts that came in. I was finally able to figure out how to use the legend!

Anyway, please see photos below. Notice how the cord jacket now goes into the plug so that the individual wires are not exposed outside the plug:





I was also able to fix the electrical outlet so that it's not upside down anymore. But because some drywall chipped off the edge of the outlet hole in the wall, I had to apply a small amount of joint compound. I sanded the small area today but realized that I had to add a little more compound. I'll then sand it again tomorrow. I'll then do a few short paint strokes till it blends in with the rest of the wall. When I'm finally done I'll post the photo.

As I said before, I'm very grateful for the advice I got from all of you!
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That wasn't so bad now was it?
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That wasn't so bad now was it?
No, it wasn't bad at all. I was just scared because electricity was involved.

I'm really glad for that cord cap suggestion. It was just what I needed for my problem.
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The dryer electrical outlet is now done. So it's no longer upside down. And I've patched, sanded and painted the drywall area around it that chipped when I was repositioning the outlet.

As promised, I'm including some photos below:

This is how the outlet looked like:



This is how I at first plugged into the outlet:



This is how the outlet now looks like:



And this is how the dryer now plugs into the wall:



As I said earlier, thanks for all your help. I definitely would not have been able to do all this without this forum.
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