Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details. Please note that I am a homeowner who is self-taught. I know a lot, but I am not an electrician. I always base my answers on following the rules. If you are asking me how to jury-rig something, you probably won't like my answer.
Please note that you should never disconnect all wires in a junction box. If you are replacing something, do not uncap wires that go to each other. If you do, no one will be able to help you on line. You will need to get an electrician with testing and diagnostic tools to trace every wire to put them back.
|Maureen||10/18/16||10||10||10||Bob was exceptionally patient, answered in layman .....|
|Michael||10/08/16||10||10||10||Another very helpful answer!|
If the GFCI is 20 amp feed through then it is OK because it just has stronger protection than you need. If the outlet has a T shaped prong (capable of accepting a 20 amp plug), then it is incorrect. Although
There should be 2 circuits, and usually they are pretty well mixed up. Make sure you have the power off to both circuits, or check for power so you don't get shocked. You can have power even if the outlet
There should be two circuits to the kitchen and dining room plugs. If you are pretty sure that the new GFCI is wired correctly, with the line and load wires being on the correct screws, then you probably
What is there now, just the switch for the outlet? If you have only one cable with 2 wires (not counting the ground), you can not tap the light from it, unless you add another wire from a power source
I'm not sure if there is an official answer. It's not like there is a code or procedure to follow. You can try it, making sure you are there for the first few times, and keeping your eye on it. Make sure
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