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    Hi I am new here.I have a gang box which i changed from shallow to deep.I andded another wire for a light.A friend did a drawing for me but it did not work.Can someone help me the wireing??
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    So are there three switches or just two?
    And if two what do you want switched together? There are three items switched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
    So are there three switches or just two?
    And if two what do you want switched together? There are three items switched.
    Thanks 4 replying -There r 2 switches..left side laundry room light..right side mud room light that also switches on the btm of the plugs in that room..smoke alarm on at all times.. i hope that helps if not ask me more please cause i do need help

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    All the white wires will go under a wire nut.

    The black from the supplying circuit, the black from the smoke alarm and two pig tails that will land on each switch under a wire nut.

    The black wire from the mud room light and the black from the receptacle will go under a wire nut with a pig tail that will hit the other screw on one of the switches.

    The remaining black wire on the last switch.

    Not sure how the top half of the receptacle is being supplied as you don’t show that conductor if it is in the same cable as the switch leg going to the receptacle it will go under the same wire nut with the supply

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    If that is his drawing, it is completely useless, but the actual wiring is so rudimentary, that if you cannot figure it out, maybe you should not be doing the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    If that is his drawing, it is completely useless, but the actual wiring is so rudimentary, that if you cannot figure it out, maybe you should not be doing the job.
    Or at least go buy a book at the home center describing home electrical.

    And turn the dratted circuit off before doing any work!

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    A sketch of what you are trying to accomplish may make this easier to understand.

    To be protected and have a GFCI work, if you plan to use the 'Load' leads (i.e., feed anything else from that GFCI receptacle), the neutral for the load side can ONLY be connected to the items fed by the hot from the GFCI load side, and not to any other neutrals from any other circuit.

    A GFCI works by comparing the current between the load hot and neutral. Any current flowing from another circuit will unbalance that, and cause it to trip.
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    The above poster claiming to be from "Belgium" is a spammer that posts things in forums only so that it can add a link to a a website in the post.

    The actual text in the post comes from other websites on the internet. It is part of an automated spamming operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
    The above poster claiming to be from "Belgium" is a spammer that posts things in forums only so that it can add a link to a a website in the post.

    The actual text in the post comes from other websites on the internet. It is part of an automated spamming operation.
    This guy is ALL over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
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    The actual text in the post comes from other websites on the internet. It is part of an automated spamming operation.

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