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4 prong dryer receptacle wiring?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Hines57, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Red & black go to either flat prong, so does it matter which prong the bare and the white go to, D prong or L prong?
     

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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    My college physics professor: "The wires do not know what color they are."

    That's all I have
     
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    And there you have the big reason Academia is in trouble:tongueout:
     
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    Green or bare is ground and goes to the "D" shaped one.
    White is your neutral.
    Red & Black are "Hot" or "Live".
     
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    You understand the wisdom of that statement the first time you work on something that someone else wired up who never learned those rules.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Oh, and if you're wiring this hot keep your left hand in your pocket.
     
  7. Hines57

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    Thanks, got it. Only shocked the crap out of myself once.
     
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    There are situations where you have to work on a live circuit. Household receptacle installation is not one of them. Turn the breaker off. :wavey:
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    You took your left hand out didn't ya
     
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    Been there done that. I hate cleaning up someone else's mess.
     
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    No I kept it in my pocket, just to get that tingly feeling all over.


    No problem with the receptacle. Got a bit lit up working in the breaker panel. My project for this weekend has been putting in a new 200 amp panel. Wasn't as bad as I thought.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Someone told me about the pocket thing and I thought they were kidding till I watched an electrician work hot, then I understood it.
     
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    In private residence when is this??? When I have hired electrical work I always offer to turn power off. (at least to that circut/but offer to kill main.)
    They almost always say "no I prefer it live" About every third time they get "bit"... I always turn the dang thing off.
     
  14. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    Learning and Fun with High Voltage

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf8QIWeRK4c"]Complete 30 Minute DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER ARC DEMO Safety Trailer - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Sometimes things need to stay hot to figure out how to fix some previous genius' work, not that it matters directly in said thread though... I really like laying up in a tight rock wool insulated attic balanced on joist tops with my hip bone and shoulder joint when the sun is high and the thermometer reads about 105 degrees which is about 40% less than the attic.. This is always fun when the customer asks why it's taking so long, and that we make too much $$ because the guy that used to do their electrical maintenance only charged x-amount... Love it, hugs for everyone and I'd give away free kittens if I had em'..

    Heard a statistic on the news some time ago, and it stated ironically that the average person actually gets electrically shocked more than the average electrician... This is very false, I promise...
     
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    I was a summer helper for a Master Electrician who cut his teeth in the Navy. He said on old ships that EVERY wire was white, to make it more difficult to reverse engineer should the enemy capture the vessel. He said that when every wire is equal, you really learn your basic principles.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Neighbor's kid was apprenticing as an electrician in a ship yard. One day I ask him how work is going. He sighs and rubs his head a bit, "Well, the guy they have me working for is color blind."

    :rofl:
     
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    Worse shock I ever got was working on a live panel adding a 220 breaker for a welder. I couldn't shut the main off as it was inaccessible at the shop we rent. I managed to slip on the wet concrete:embarassed: and fell on the panel with my forearm across the bare panel I couldn't remove my arm for a few seconds. Luckily I was fine except the tingling feeling in my arm the rest of the day. I continued my work the rest of the breaker install was uneventful.

    I do irrigation work and more then once I've had to wire the irrigation controllers on live circuits as the idiots wire them into the same breaker as a critical systems in the building.(most are medical/assisted living facilities)
     
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    Explains why you are biochem. :tongueout::supergrin::tongueout: