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  1. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    This was not my discovery, but my step-father's:

    Background: His father was killed in a truck vs train accident about 25 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving. He raised various fruits and...
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    First of all: Thank you everyone for all of the input!

    OK, here's what I have:

    Light switch with 1 black and 1 red wire

    Outlet with 1 white each top and bottom left side
    2 red top right
    2...
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    Oops! I forgot! The bare ground wire is also attached!
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    I removed the outlet and broke out the tab, making sure the tab was COMPLETELY removed. Still no change. I suspect I may have done something else wrong, so here's how the outlet is wired:

    Left...
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    OK, lets see if I can answer everyone at once and hopefully narrow this down.
    Yes, there is an exterior door in the room. There is also a switch to operate the exterior lights. The only 3-way...
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    I checked all 8 individual outlets and none of them appeared to be operated by the light switch. I plugged the tester in and the 2 yellow lights came on and stayed on, no matter which position the...
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    Re: Switch-activated outlet

    I did as you recommended. I plugged the tester into each individual outlet and turned the switch on and off. When I plugged the tester in, the 2 yellow lights came on, indicating the receptacle was...
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    Switch-activated outlet

    I recently bought a home that was built in 1982. Every outlet in the entire house, except the GFI outlets, is completely worn out. I am resurfacing the walls and replacing the worn out outlets as I...
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