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Need illustration about putting an outlet in my crawlspace to plug-in and run a cable to the electrical box

I have 2 twin fan ventilators with a 3 prong 6 ft cord that I need to put in my crawlspace. What I would like to know is (1) "I need an illustration on how to put two (2) aluminum/steel/plastic square boxes to plug the two ventilators/fans into; and (2) How to run a cable from the two (2) boxes to the main electrical unit. Now, if I can get this part done, then I will call an electrical man to hook the cables to the electrical unit. This is so important to me as I had a man that used to do all my electrical work for me, but he is gone. I am not a well man but I am fast with my hands. *Here is some other information--Model: V2D; VOLTS: 115VAC; AMPS: .60MAX; HZ: 50/60; ANSl/UL...I hope to hear from you soon. Powers
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Have you tried to determine if the problem outlets might be controlled by a wall-switch? This could be the case if separate black wires coming into the box are being used for the different outlets.

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Generally if there is no ground wire, then grounding is not possible without running new wire to box.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-switches.html#outlets

Sometimes, the ground wire is cut back so wire appears to have no ground wire. Then if wire can be pulled out further, the ground wire can be discovered.
Sometimes a nearby outlet or switch box will have ground wire that can be brought to box with no ground.

As general rule with 120Volt outlet, the neutral wire is bonded back to same busbar as ground wire, and then both ground outdoors to copper ground rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

Do not wire electric motor without ground wire.
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Can I run 110 /14 2 from a light switch down to power a 110 plug receptacle


Hi Don,

Shut the power off.

Inspect the switch.

If the switch has two cables (2 black & 2 white wires) which would indicate that power enters the switch on one cable and supplies the light through the switch on the other cable, you can supply a new outlet so that it can be on all the time or controlled by the switch. Either way, you'll need to run a 14/2 cable from the new outlet to the existing switch box. Connect the bare ground wire to all the other bare ground wires by adding it to the bundle in a wirenut; and connect the white wire (neutral) to the other two whites under a wirenut.

Power back on.

Using a meter or tester; carefully determine which of the black wires on the switch is "on" all time and which is turned "on and off" by the switch. Indicate which is which on the wire with tape, or other marker.

Power off.

Remove the wire you want to supply the outlet.

Cut a short (8" or so) length of insulated (black, red or blue in color) #14 copper wire & strip 3/4" off each end. Combine one end of this short wire, the original switch wire, and the black from new 14/2 cable together under a wirenut..

Connect the other end of the short black wire to the switch and put everything back together again.

Power back on.

The outlet will either be on all the time - or turn on and off by the position of the switch. You're done!

I hope this helps - if it was not the answer you were expecting, please describe how you want the switch, light & new outlet to work in greater detail.

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I live in an old house and im changing a single switch to a switch and receptacle combo and i have wired it every way to sunday the light works but the receptacle either does not or it also turns on light ...


Open following link for specific wiring illustration and tips.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Cooper-277-pilot-light-switch.html#combo

Single pole switch has 2 wires: These wires are Hot wire from breaker, and wire going to Load (light).

Combo device needs additional neutral wire.
Without a neutral wire, the combo outlet will not work.
Neutral wire connects to silver-colored screw. Neutral wires are the white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut and pushed to back of electric box.

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There is a wallplate with 2 outlets and 2 switches that control 2 separate lights. while trying to install new switches and outlets, wires came loose and now I have no idea what is what.


Open following link to see illustration:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Single-pole-switches-in-4-gang.jpg

Each residential electric box has 1 hot wire. This wire should be black.
Hot wire carries power from the breaker box.
Use tester and find hot wire.

Each device in box connects to the black hot wire using short jumper wires.

Outlets: Hot wire connects to brass colored screw.
Single-pole switches: Hot wire connects to either brass-colored screw.

Neutral wires are usually white, and are twisted together.
Neutral wires connect directly to silver screw on each outlet.

Wire going to lights connects to other brass screw on each switch.

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I have a single pole switch that currently controls a bedroom outlet. i am installing a fan and light in the bedroom. i have a new triple switch that i want to control the existing outlet, the fan and the...


Wiring is not fully described: Location of hot wire and neutral wire from breaker box are unknown.
If Hot wire arrives in ceiling box first, the switch box will not have white neutral wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut. Neutrals will be in ceiling box.

What is known: You are replacing single pole switch attached to one 14-2 wire going to light.
You are replacing light with a fan-light and replacing switch with a 3-pole TM8111 switch.
You have replaced 14-2 wire with 12-3 wire.

TM8111 wiring shows following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/TM8111-switch-wiring-500.jpg
Fan pull-chain wiring shows following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Fan-motor-1-344.jpg
Assume neutrals in ceiling box.
Assume Hot wire in ceiling box: Connect 12-3 black wire to black Hot wire. Connect 12-3 white wire to black wire on light. Connect 12-3 red to red wire on fan.
White neutral from fan and white neutral form light connect to other white neutral wires and covered with wire nut.
Wiring at switch:
Black Hot wire from ceiling box connects to A COM terminal.
White wire to ceiling light connects to A SP2
Red wire to fan connects to A SP1

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I have a hot and neutral to work with. From a switch I want trun a 2 outlet and a switch with outlet in one box with the 3 outlets hot all the time and the switch able to control the ceiling fan. Please...


Don, you need a nuetral at the fan and the other wire from the fan to the switch is the "switch leg" The switch leg goes on one side of the switch and the hot will pigtail to the other side of the switch and the outlets. The nuetral has to go to the fan and the outlets, thus hot outlets and a switch for the fan.

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I have a black/white/ground wire coming from my power supply into my bathroom. I want to install a 274w combination device so as I can have one plug outlet and a switch for the shower fan.I need to see a...


1) In this situation we need to test the wires.
Electricians don't guess, they test, and a diagram would be guessing which wire color does what.

2) FYI: non-GFCI receptacle located in bathroom is not code, and device will have to be replaced when property is sold. The reason for GFCI is the likelihood of you holding defective electrical gizmo from China in one hand while putting other hand in running water. Or electrical gizmo falling into bathtub occupied by wife with large life insurance policy.
If you have kids using that bathroom, I want you to avoid using non-GFCI device.

3) Your new device has color-coded screws: Dark, brass, and silver.
These colors tell electrician how to wire the device.

4) Let's test to see which wire connects to which screw:
Separate wires.
Use ordinary 2-wire tester from hardware store.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Hot wire connects to dark-colored screw on device.
Hot wire is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires in box, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral wire connects to silver screw, and will complete circuit to receptacle.
If box does not have a Neutral wire, the circuit to receptacle can be completed using ground wire on silver screw, but I am not recommending that.
Last wire goes to Load (light, fan, motor). Load wire connects to brass screw, and will complete circuit to Load.

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Leviton and Lutron both make GFCI switch-outlet combo.
Buy at Home Center or on-line
Leviton 7299
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the old outlet or switch do not have "ground" per-say, if the junction box is steel and you have romax (steel jacket) cable. the casing is the ground.
you need a special cutter to cut the jacket, once you do that, you will see a steel wire inside, that is your ground.

if you have the present day 30wire cable (plastic jacket) then the green wire is the ground. it should be grounded on both end, on the switch or outlet and in the breaker box.

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