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Electrical Question: In my garage I had a light switch with a single outlet wired to it that I started to replace. The wiring coming in to the switch has red, white, black where the black was not attached to anything. I wired the red and white to the switch and pig tailed off them to the outlet. If I plug anything into the outlet the light flickers on and off and what I am trying to use does not operate.

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2 Responses to “Home Electrical Wiring Corrections”
  1. DAVE SANKO says:

    I am expecting a FHA Inspection and I have tested my outlets. The tester says some of the outlets have an open ground. I checked the wiring and there are only two wires and no ground wire. Will this pass the inspection? The house was built in 1896 and has some wiring modifications. The wires are cloth coated.

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Dave,
    If a standard grounded outlet has been installed where a 2wire circuit does not have a ground wire then this will cause the open ground reading when it is tested. If the circuit does not have a ground wire the grounded outlets should be replaced with two prong outlets that do not have a ground prong according to the electrical code. When old cloth coated electrical wiring has been discovered and the circuits do not include a ground wire it is best to upgrade the wiring and bring the home up to current electrical code requirement.
    I hope this helps,