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#34429 - 02/11/04 09:54 AM 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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When i was taking electrical classes my professor said that thers is 125 ways of wiring a receptacle but only one way is correct.And he got this information from one of the manufacturers.

Have you guys heard of such a thing?

He never gave us the answer. It was a project we were to finish and i do not believe any of my classmates got close.

Edward
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#34430 - 02/12/04 07:42 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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Hmm, let's see.

There's black to brass, white to silver, green to green...

Black to brass, white to silver, copper to green...

Black to brass 1, Blue to brass 2, white to silver...

Black to brass 1, Blue to brass 2, white to silver1, white to silver 2 ...

How many colors of wire are there these days...many?
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#34431 - 02/12/04 10:19 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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125 CORRECT ways? or would black to green, bare to silver, and white to brass be counted?
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#34432 - 02/13/04 10:53 AM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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methinks the ole prof was exaggerating?????
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#34433 - 02/13/04 05:21 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
Edward Offline
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I think 124 ways wrong and only one way right. Total 125 ways. And the professor got this from a manufacturer.

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#34434 - 02/13/04 05:36 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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I wonder if ground pin up or down is right or wrong
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#34435 - 02/14/04 02:20 AM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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I wonder if ground pin up or down is right or wrong

And how about sideways?
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#34436 - 02/14/04 05:36 AM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
DougW Offline
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Oh lord... here we go again
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#34437 - 02/19/04 12:03 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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Registered: 07/24/02
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Here go. I've seen #12 aluminum speed wired in the back of the outlet. 2 runs, in and out, and a third was added around the screws. Some times you can't believe it.
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#34438 - 02/20/04 04:15 PM Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....?
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maybe he was talking voltage?
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