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Old 02-07-2013, 11:06 AM  
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Housedoctor: It may be a little early for that judgement, but evan if you are right, I try to immagine the discussion in that house.
Total frustration when what appears to be a simple job just will not come together. Sometimes the wife finding the answer on the internet will solve the problem but may do little to clear the air. Keeping us happy may be last thing on the to do list.
Thank you for this - you're right - the level of frustration is absolutely there.


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Old 02-07-2013, 12:54 PM  
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I think I attached a wiring diagragm to this we will see if it works. Maybe it will help simplify things. I hate to have you hire an electrician (nothing against them) but this should be pretty straight forward. Plus the sense of accomplishment when it works.



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I think I attached a wiring diagragm to this we will see if it works. Maybe it will help simplify things. I hate to have you hire an electrician (nothing against them) but this should be pretty straight forward. Plus the sense of accomplishment when it works.
I don't see any attachment. Hmmm - but that may be operator error on my end as well. I wonder if it would work better if you private messaged it to me? Then I can post it for others who may be in this situation.

And, thank you for your effort.
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This is me because I think I managed to upload my diagragm. I hope it makes things clearer than mud. Let me know if it helps.
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This is me because I think I managed to upload my diagragm. I hope it makes things clearer than mud. Let me know if it helps.
AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU!!! I'll print this and show it to him!!
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nobody was upset cheri.
Let's start over step by step.
1. the source white and black go the line side of the gfi
2. Make a white and black pig tail. (wire about 8 to 10 onches long)
3 Connect the pigtails to the load side of the gfi.
4 Now you have four wires connected to the gfi, double check that white is to white screws and black to black screws, they are marked.
5. With a wire nut connect the white pigtail to the white from the light and the white from the other plug.
6. Make another black pigtail and wire nut it to the first pigtail along with the black from the other plug.
7. Now you have a black wire from the light and a black pigtail, they both go the switch.
I hope this helps.

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Are you sure the switch is working?

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:51 AM  
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Thank you, all!! He got it working using FireGuy's diagram!! We really appreciate all of your help!

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Congrats and thanks for posting the results.
Go see a movie or have a nice dinner on the money you saved.

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Pigtail short wires from the load side of the gfi and attach the light and the extra plug to those pig tails. the source wires go the line side of the gfi.
No. Do not wire this way.


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