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I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one

Hi, I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one outlet. I'd like to find out how I can use that same wall switch to control two additional outlets in the same room. It's in my husband's home office - and he has 3 lamps. I'd like him to be able to use the one wall switch and have all three lamps turn on or off. However, I don't know what model of Lutron switch I have - other than it's just on/off and is likely 7+years old. Can you help me figure out what parts I need to order to make the other outlets be controlled by the one existing wall switch?

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Background: I have a 220v/30a circuit with a NEMA 14-30 plug

Background: I have a 220v/30a circuit with a NEMA 14-30 plug attached to it. Our dryer currently uses it. I want to also use the outlet to charge our electric car. The charger reported a ground fault when I plugged it in and sure enough, when I opened up the outlet, I found that the ground receptacle had no wire plugged into it. I ran some bare copper wire from the ground receptacle to the metal electric box (not the best way to ground something but probably better than no ground at all). When I tried the charger again: same problem, ground fault. Our hot water heater, just a few feet away, was recently replaced and inspected. It has an exposed ground wire (bare copper). Question: is it safe to run an exposed bare copper wire from the ground receptacle in the 14-30 out into the garage (along the exterior of the wall) and connect it to the hot water heater ground wire? Will it pass a code inspection that way? Thanks!

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Kevin

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I painted my sons room and was going to change the

I painted my sons room and was going to change the electrical outlets. My house is 100 years old. One outlet is 2 prong. The room is on second floor of house. Should i put a 2 prong or get an electrician to ground it ? Will he need to run a wire to my basment or can be ground it to box ?

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I have been changing the outlets and switches in my home and

I have been changing the outlets and switches in my home and everything was fine until dealing with a particular 3-way circuit in a bedroom. I have checked both switches with a meter and they are working fine. I located the hot wire in for each switch and connected that to the black screw, the other black and the red to the brass screws and the ground to the green screw. However, the switches are not able to turn the light on and off - the light is permanently on. I checked the voltage in the different switch positions and they all recorded 120V. Please help!!!

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have an old home built in 1930. I'm trying to change an

I have an old home built in 1930. I'm trying to change an outlet. The receptacle has two screws not four: one on each side of the outlet. It appears that two of the wires are hot and are attached one to each side along with the neutrals. Do I attach the two hot wires on one side and the two neutrals on the other. I've never experienced two hot wires coming into one outlet before.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Not longJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that's it

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Mike G.

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In my outlet I have 2 wires only: black and. I have an" open

In my outlet I have 2 wires only: black and white. I have an " open ground " light on my tester. I changed an outlet today and it is still signal an "open ground". My outlet is the only one in that room. It is now "self grounded" system of the new outlet.Tester is showing that the rest of my home outlets are OK.How to fix the problem?

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Mike G.

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Power out in barn completely. Old 30amp fuses replaced,

Power out in barn completely. Old 30amp fuses replaced, power still out. Checked all GFCI outlets and cannot seem to reset them or they are not popped almost like no power to them at all. What else can I check or try?

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Mike G.

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The box in the ceiling outlet has a red,black,,and ground

the box in the ceiling outlet has a red,black,white,and ground wire. the chandelier only has a round wire and a light chord to attach.

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Mike G.

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The outlet has a red,black,,and ground wires. the chandelier

the outlet has a red,black,white,and ground wires. the chandelier only has a ground and 2 wire chord. do i join any wires or cap any off?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just installing it for my daughter on new constructionJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I'm aware of

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Mike G.

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