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Old 02-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #3411
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A single receptacle is fine, they exist for this sort of application. A duplex receptacle may be cheaper though since they are more common.


The enclosure should really be something properly rated as an electrical equipment enclosure. No reason you can't cover that with wood for appearance.

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #3412
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Been reading this thread since yesterday and I'm in the process of gathering everything. I'm wondering if I am on the right track.

Black = hot
Gray = neutral
Green = ground

None of the the only connections are at the terminal block. The intersections are just wires passing each other.


 
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #3413
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Been reading this thread since yesterday and I'm in the process of gathering everything. I'm wondering if I am on the right track.

Black = hot
Gray = neutral
Green = ground

None of the the only connections are at the terminal block. The intersections are just wires passing each other.

You only need one neutral wire off the receptacle, not 2, there is still the bridge there that you don't need to break on the neutral side...other than that looks good

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #3414
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Thanks blaster, much appreciated.

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:25 AM   #3415
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Is this comparable to a Johnson temp controller? does it have a delay function?

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #3416
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Another question. Would either of these be viable to wire up another receptacle for always hot?

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Or add another terminal/block and a jumper to keep it at 2 wires per connection.
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I know this is supposed to be a simple circuit and I think I might have it wired correctly but I wanted to make sure before I started.

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #3417
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If you have the two receptacles in a 2-gang box, you can just daisy chain the grounds and neutrals. This will reduce the amount of wires going back to the terminal block.

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #3418
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If you have the two receptacles in a 2-gang box, you can just daisy chain the grounds and neutrals. This will reduce the amount of wires going back to the terminal block.
Well they will be on opposite sides of the box. So would a daisy chain still be a good alternative?

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:43 PM   #3419
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Well they will be on opposite sides of the box. So would a daisy chain still be a good alternative?
Probably not.
How many posts will your terminal block have? You could just install 2 small terminal blocks... a hot and a neutral block each. You will easily be able to connect both grounds to one post of the terminal block if you make sure to cut your jumper short of that "ground" post on the terminal block.

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #3420
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Probably not.
How many posts will your terminal block have? You could just install 2 small terminal blocks... a hot and a neutral block each. You will easily be able to connect both grounds to one post of the terminal block if you make sure to cut your jumper short of that "ground" post on the terminal block.
I can do whatever. I did another two without the blocks should be a little clearer and easier to fit in a tighter space. This is with twist caps. The only thing is I'm not sure if I've isolated one of the receptacles in the first one. I have a limited knowledge when it comes to electricity and circuits but from what I understand #1 should be fine, not 100% yet.

Thanks for your help.

1. The first receptacle that the incoming wire comes into is my always hot.



2. This is splitting the ground and neutral before the terminal.

 
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