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Replacing in wall power sockets/plug

bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
edited September 6 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok so were replacing old stuff in our kitchen and I dont know what this extra dark grey wire is, everything else I know where it goes but Im not sure about this, the old plug was so gross I couldn't really see what it went to.

Picture attached the wire in question is the one hanging on the bottom, everything else is attached where it should go.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    is that outlet on a switch?

    its either for that or the outlets are chained. Assuming that is the other black wire, it can go together or on a second terminal

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    mts wrote: »
    is that outlet on a switch?

    its either for that or the outlets are chained. Assuming that is the other black wire, it can go together or on a second terminal

    Hmm

    Ugh the previous owner was an electrician and did a lot of shit himself halfassed

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    typically red wires are for separate power for a ceiling fan so you can run the fan without lights

    maybe they used that to wire? otherwise no idea.

    I am all for doing that yourself, but when things get weird I call an electrician. At least it isn't the cloth covered wire. we have that in our house and its super old so it can crumble if you give it a side eye

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  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    Not an electrician, My guess is that it was both a chained outlet and a split outlet where one was switched.
    Basically this

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    I mean you probably just need to wire that to the same side as the other black wire.
    This is also a good reminder to take a phot of the the old wiring so you can repeat things. That or take it off then immediately put on new one

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    Hrmmm it’s supposed to look like this.

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    Do you have a voltage tester?

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