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Identifying Electrical Outlet Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I have an electrical outlet with 1 white wire and 2 black wires. All my other outlets have 2 and 2. Is this safe?

Electrical Outlet Wiring Testing
Background: Alphonso, a Homeowner from Ocoee, Fla.

Question: I have an electrical outlet with 1 white wire and 2 black wires. All my other outlets have 2 and 2. Is this safe?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Alphonso.

The second black wire should be tested and or traced to properly identify it and realize its actual purpose and function, and to determine if it is safe or not.

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