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Help me with this outlet! Please!

 
 
Koko93s
 
Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2017 05:40 pm
I found an outlet in my garage that is supplied by 2 breakers. Each receptacle is individually wired from a 4 wire cable.

Red and neutral are on one receptacle and black and ground are on another. This can't be correct or safe, can it?
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taopathway
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2018 11:04 pm
@Koko93s,
I believe you are speaking of a split receptacle where half of it can be turned on and off by a switch and the other half is always on. red wire signifies the switch controlled half. it is so you can turn a lamp off and on with a switch.
you just use a regular receptacle and break a tab on the side to split it.
It is not supplied by two breakers, you can tell by there being only one white inside coming from the single black, red, white, ground wire. then possible you might have other wires in there supplying power to other receptacle
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