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    Two hots sharing the same neutral in the kitchen (+ GFCI breaker)

    Sorry. On my "vacation", I've been doing projects that have built up over time. One of which was to install some "Insteon" switches (these are programmable and can be controlled by Alexa/Echo). I've had these switches for a long time. So, for that project, I installed switches for kitchen...
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    Two hots sharing the same neutral in the kitchen (+ GFCI breaker)

    They are a bit pricey. What I did was put the GFCI outlet in and then wire the load part of it to the outlet next to it (see pic, which shows the Amazon Echo on there), then from there to the other three outlets. I checked that the GFCI works for the other outlets using a GFCI tester (you...
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    Two hots sharing the same neutral in the kitchen (+ GFCI breaker)

    No tie strap. So, I have to shut them both off independently. In fact, I'm about to expand a box in the kitchen from one gang to two, and will have to turn both off (the second leg runs through this box). This box is really the only one of the four we use, and we need 4 outlets to run phone...
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    Two hots sharing the same neutral in the kitchen (+ GFCI breaker)

    Hmmm...the two legs are (1) dishwasher; and (2) 4 outlets (including the 1 GFCI outlet that protects the other three). The dishwasher is hardwired and the wiring is not accessible without removal of the dishwasher. So, if a two pole GFCI does work, it might not be a bad thing to do.
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    Two hots sharing the same neutral in the kitchen (+ GFCI breaker)

    I have discovered in my early 2000s house that they wired two circuits in the kitchen using 12/3 wiring with two INDEPENDENT 20 amp breakers for each hot leg. In other words, you can turn off one leg via one breaker while the other one is on. According to this...
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    Replace the Entire Fixture?

    I bought my house in 2013 and replaced every bulb with LED. In that time, I've only had a few bulbs go bad. One that was on an old garage door opener Once that opener went, I replaced with rubber band type and rubber mounted everything I replaced the other two previously and also rubber...
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    Push-in wire connectors

    What I used to do also is rotate the connector while pushing down on the wire and pushing up (while rotating) on the connector. The problem is that this only works for the first wire. After that, it's possible to use this for the second wire, but tough. Forget about it for the third wire...
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    Push-in wire connectors

    They can be hard to get in. You really have to push sometimes. I've even had to hold the wire with pliers. (Don't recommend this, though, as this might damage the insulation.) Do you have any extra wire? Cut a bit and push in to see what the force required is. Another option is to...
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