COMMUNITY FORUM

pwrsrg72

08:45AM | 01/04/09
Member Since: 01/03/09
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have been replacing the older receptacles with newer ones throught my home.

Here is the issue...I removed an older recepltacle from my daughters room and I have a hot, a ground and 3 neutral wires??? This is the first time I have seen 3 neutral wires in a receptacle. I am guessing it has something to do with the light switch(not a 3 way)???

Can anyone tell me where the 3 neutral wires go on a receptacle and why I have 3???

Thanks!

Billhart

02:56PM | 01/04/09
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
How was the old receptacle wired?

The problem is that the existing wiring does not follow common standards. So it is impossible to tell you how to do it correctly.

It will take someone knowledgeable and with test equipment to figure out what is going one.

TimBonham

04:55PM | 01/04/09
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
First, what makes you think they are 3 'neutral' wires? Color of wires? Voltage on them? What?

Give us a description of the wires, and how they come into the box. Are there 2 cables coming into the box, each with black/white/ground wires in the cable?

As a wild guess, this is (or was at one time) a switch-controlled outlet, where a switch near the door controlled a lamp plugged into the receptacle. And the cable you are seeing as 2 extra neutral wires is a switch-leg that was used to control this.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Greet your guests, indoors or out, with a ghostly garland. A strand of white lantern lights, some white cotton fabric, str... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2