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  1. #1
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    Default wiring in 1957 home

    Can anyone tell me what the grey wire is in a box that has two hot(black)wires, one neutral, and one grey wire. The current receptacle has three polarized plugs with the neutral and grey on the same side. Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: wiring in 1957 home

    What you should have is two hots a neutral and a ground.I really don't understand the rest of your question,but if you're confused,you probably shouldn't be poking around in the box!

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    Default Re: wiring in 1957 home

    Gray wire is probably a dirty white wire.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: wiring in 1957 home

    Some of the neutral wires in my 1958 house are gray instead of white. Get the advice of an electrician as getting it wrong is very dangerous.

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    Default Re: wiring in 1957 home

    have come across yellow switch wires that were originally thought to be white also. you need to trace and test the circuit.

    guessing or mistakes can be costly. if unsure hire a qualified person to determine for you.

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