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How do you wire two electrical recepticles in one box?


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2007-05-15 23:31:56
2007-05-15 23:31:56

jump the wires from one to another


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The bare copper wire is a ground wire. if your old electrical system only has black and white, then you don't have a ground wire to hook the new fixture's ground to. Safest bet is to run a ground wire to that junction box (or hire an electrician to do that). If the box in the ceiling (I'm assuming its a ceiling fixture) is metal, the home's electrical system ground wire may be attached to the metal box itself. If that's the case, you simply need to attach your new fixture's ground wire (the bare copper one) to the metal box. If in doubt -- have an electrician look at it.

There has to be more to this question for a good answer. For the most part a light switch has two contacts, with a wire at each one. One live wire and another going to the light itself. There is also a neutral wire return (from the light to the electrical panel). There is only one live wire in any electrical circuit. [Please, don't flame me with examples of multiple electrical sources in circuitry. We're talking about home lighting.] If somehow you shorted the live wire from the switch to the electrical box (ground) or to another wire in the box, it was only momentary and you can just proceed with replacing the switch. It's a good idea to turn off the power first.

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The neutral is the ground The neutral is NOT the ground. The ground is defined by a third bare or green wire in some cases. Look in the back of the receptacles junction box. See if the ground wire is bonded to the box but was not long enough to bring it out to the receptacle. With a tester you can check to see if the box is grounded. Place the testers red probe on to the black wire and the black probe on to the electrical box if it is a metallic box. If a voltage is noted, then the box is grounded. When the receptacle is reinstalled the ground will be picked up through the mounting screws. Or you can extend the ground wire at the back of the box and connect it to the green ground screw on the receptacle. If you have any doubts about an answer that you get, check the answerer's bio by clicking on their name to check their qualifications.

The answer depends on what type of access you have to the junction box. The wire external to the box may have some slack that can be brought into the box. If everything is tight you will probably have to install one or more additional junction boxes or rerun wire from electric panel. As an example assume that the short wire has no external slack, but you can install a new junction box near the other box and in the path of the short wire. 1. Pull the short wire from existing junction box. 2. Install new box in path of short wire so more slack will be available in the additional junction box; and pull wire into new box. 3. Run a wire of the same size from new to old box and re-splice any connections for original short wire or new connections; and connect this new wire to the original short wire in the new box. Make sure you follow all code requirements for your locale.

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The wire will conduct as usual but remember that wires smaller that 1/0 are not allowed to be paralleled according to the electrical code.

No, you can feed it with a 2 wire Romex + ground. It depends on what is mounted on the ceiling. If it is just a light all you need is 2 wire + ground Romex. However if it is a fan/light and you want to control each one independant of the other you will need to use 3 wire Romex + ground. This is of course if you have 2 seperate switches. You would then connect the red wire to the blue light wire and the black wire to the black fan wire. If you use 2 wire Romex just connect the blue and black fan/light wire to the black wire in the ceiling box.

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