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And I'm freaked there is gonna be a fire. Everything seems fine. I've got the right wires in the right spots and wrapped the contacts in electrical tape like the old one I pulled from the wall. We are headed out for dinner. Should I throw the breaker and wait till we come home or leave the power flowing while we are out?

Btw, it's a nifty lil outlet. One three prong outlet and one nightlight that is light sensitive. I have it in the 1/2 bath off the livingroom but might move into the kitchen instead. I think the nightlight might be better in there.
 

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weltyed said:
And I'm freaked there is gonna be a fire. Everything seems fine. I've got the right wires in the right spots and wrapped the contacts in electrical tape like the old one I pulled from the wall. We are headed out for dinner. Should I throw the breaker and wait till we come home or leave the power flowing while we are out?

Btw, it's a nifty lil outlet. One three prong outlet and one nightlight that is light sensitive. I have it in the 1/2 bath off the livingroom but might move into the kitchen instead. I think the nightlight might be better in there.
You'd have seen sparks or blown a breaker before you'd have a fire...relax.
 

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If you did it right, there should be no worry. And it's not a hard thing to do right. So stop worrying!
 

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if you didn't hear a BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ POWWWWWW!!!!! followed by darkness when you turned the breaker back on, you're good to go.
 

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If we're gonna be burning houses down replacing one receptacle, I'd hate to see what happens to my place...

You're good.
 

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you're OK, relax.



... and go wash the dishes.
 

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Take a fork and put it in the outlet. This is a good test to see if the breaker will shut off.
 

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Put on a pair of rubber swim goggles and quickly cram a paperclip into the holes. You'll know if it's hooked up correctly in a hurry. Plus....when they find your body the whole town will wonder why you were wearing the swim goggles.
 

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Don't forget that you have to also replace the matching inlet to keep your
Ying and Yang balanced.
 

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so i kept the breaker off while we were out to dinner, ad kept it off while we rode out for icecream. when we got home i threw the switch and everything is still good. in fact, i forgot all about it until i opened this thread.

the plan now is to possibly move it to the upstairs hallway. we have one of those il plug in nightlights up there, but this would be better.
 

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if the outlet is going to cause a fire...

wouldn't it be better if you were NOT in the house?

should you shut off the breaker will you sleep?

(you'll be fine)
 

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I know. I thought about all that earlier. this comes from a guy that needs to check his car lights and windows at work at least three times a week

Scrapr said:
if the outlet is going to cause a fire...

wouldn't it be better if you were NOT in the house?

should you shut off the breaker will you sleep?

(you'll be fine)
 

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I know. I thought about all that earlier. this comes from a guy that needs to check his car lights and windows at work at least three times a week

Scrapr said:
if the outlet is going to cause a fire...

wouldn't it be better if you were NOT in the house?

should you shut off the breaker will you sleep?

(you'll be fine)
 

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after you were done, you licked the outlet to make sure it works, right?
 
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