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    I recently started to go thru my electric in my 60+ year old house .. In my bathroom the previous owners added an outlet in plastic but it isn't grounded they currently are using a clamp/ flap type box that pushes unto the wall then when tightened the screws it is snug to the wall ... So my...
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    Hello everyone! Hopefully I can get some clarity here. I have installed a new gfci outlet outside I ran the wires thru the house I know what receptacle I would like to use and I made sure the gfci receptacle was wires correctly. So here is my issue... I opened the receptacle I wanted to use to...
  3. Electrical
    Just bought my first apartment and have a big issue with the garbage disposal. The old one was bad so I was in the process of replacing it and the wires from the wall that should connect to the disposal do not have a ground. There is a metal flex hose that goes around the wires. Can I connect...
  4. Electrical
    I'm new here. I apologize in advance if a similar question was answered somewhere already. Question: Would adding a ground clip, as shown in the attached photo, satisfy code and increase safety? (The wiring diagram is for a similar timer with a ground wire.) Details: I bought an electronic...
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    An electrician disconnected the old pendant light and as I went to replace it today realized that there isn't a ground wire from the blue junction box. Can I just connect the ground wire from the fixture to the green screw on the mounting plate and be ok? Also, the previous fixture had a...
  6. Electrical
    I'm currently adding an addition to my house as well as removing some internal walls. My house was built mid-1950s and all the old wire is the black stuff with no ground. Everything is permitted and I'm getting ready to start running my wire for new outlets, lights, etc. For the rooms being...
  7. Electrical
    I need to have switches at the top and bottom of my basement steps. Currently there is just a switch at the top, with power coming from the light. I want to install a second switch at the bottom, but I do not have access to the first switch to add an additional wire between them. Can I use the...
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