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Fixing a hot/grd reverse sit.

Pluged a staple gun in outlet,gun jamed,outlets feld to work,tested outlets ,tester shows hot/grd reverse the problem.

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SOURCE: Understanding Outlet Circuit Test Results

open ground=ground wire (green) is not connected to the circuit box ground or to the earth ground.
(there should have steel rod place in the ground by the local electric company, and gtound wire is connected to that rod).
Open Neutral= same as open ground. unless you are testing 240V, which have 2 hot (110v) and a neutral (0V).
Open Hot= open 110v line (black)
hot/ground reversed= if you understand the above, then this sould be self explaintory.
same a hot/neu. reverse.

if you don't understand how electric wiring works, My suggestion is to stay out.

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Understanding Outlet Circuit Test Results


open ground=ground wire (green) is not connected to the circuit box ground or to the earth ground.
(there should have steel rod place in the ground by the local electric company, and gtound wire is connected to that rod).
Open Neutral= same as open ground. unless you are testing 240V, which have 2 hot (110v) and a neutral (0V).
Open Hot= open 110v line (black)
hot/ground reversed= if you understand the above, then this sould be self explaintory.
same a hot/neu. reverse.

if you don't understand how electric wiring works, My suggestion is to stay out.

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