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Today I installed a 110 Volt 30 Amp camper RV outlet. I had to use an adapter cord to be able to plug in the socket tester.
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The current location that needs a new outlet.
The current location that needs a new outlet.
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The installation midway through.
The installation midway through.
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The finished installation with the socket tester showing a proper installation.
The finished installation with the socket tester showing a proper installation.
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As part of a larger project I recently installed several new outlets which I am submitting for this BB.  Sorry the images aren't close-up shots.  At the time for some reason I was just focusing on documenting the overall project and taking wide angle shots.  Hopefully they will work.  In particular I hope you are able to see clearly enough that the correct lights on the socket tester are lit!  The larger project is creating an exhaust system with 7 inlets/individual fans which are in two rooms that will all be turned on/off with a 3 way switch.  For this I wired up a total of 5 new outlets, 4 in the main room, and one in another room on the other side of the wall.

I realize now I only showed the tester working on one of the outlets.  While I did verify they all worked properly I fully accept if only one is counted for this BB.  (That's all I need for my sand badge.  The others would be duplicates for straw.)
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Here is a photo of the main room up above the drop ceiling where the outlets will be installed. An additional one will be installed in the room on the other side of the wall.
Here is a photo of the main room up above the drop ceiling where the outlets will be installed. An additional one will be installed in the room on the other side of the wall.
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In this photo you can see the space after the boxes and conduit are up with the wires run through.
In this photo you can see the space after the boxes and conduit are up with the wires run through.
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This shot shows the outlets wired up.
This shot shows the outlets wired up.
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Here is a shot of the outlet wired up and mounted in the second room.
Here is a shot of the outlet wired up and mounted in the second room.
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The final shot shows the tester lighting up properly when the switch was turned on.
The final shot shows the tester lighting up properly when the switch was turned on.
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I replaced several outlets in my basement. Here is photo's from one of those replacements.
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The old outlet
The old outlet
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The old outlet removed.
The old outlet removed.
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Testing 1, 2, 3...
Testing 1, 2, 3...
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All done.
All done.
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Here is a quick swap of an AC outlet. Nothing in particular is wrong, it just doesn't match the new paint scheme.
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Black AC outlet with no cover installed on white wall
Black AC outlet with no cover installed on white wall
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Black AC outlet partially removed from wall
Black AC outlet partially removed from wall
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Wires coming out of wall box
Wires coming out of wall box
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Wires attached to new White AC outlet
Wires attached to new White AC outlet
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White AC outlet with no cover installed on white wall
White AC outlet with no cover installed on white wall
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Finished installation of white AC outlet with tester showing correct installation
Finished installation of white AC outlet with tester showing correct installation
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The old plug didn't really have any wiring issues, but cables were loose and the plug was brittle.  

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Old plug
Old plug
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Wires
Wires
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New Plug
New Plug
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Tested and good to go!
Tested and good to go!
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Installed an outlet under the dock.
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More maintenance type work at work today.
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Empty spot for outlet
Empty spot for outlet
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Starting supplies
Starting supplies
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Black to gold. White to silver. Green to green.
Black to gold. White to silver. Green to green.
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Installed and not on fire
Installed and not on fire
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Had to move a wire out of an outlet box and in doing so, noticed the outlet had a crack in it.  Weird...  So I replaced it.
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Cracked outlet
Cracked outlet
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new outlet
new outlet
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Right and center light on = good
Right and center light on = good
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - install new or replace existing AC outlet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
  - a picture of the current location that needs a new outlet, or a socket failing a socket test
  - a picture of the installation/repair midway through
  - a picture of the finished installation with the socket tester showing a proper installation


I’m working on improving my basement including insulating the walls from moisture and temperature. I installed five new outlets in the studs I put up to hold the insulation. This is the last in the run.


Here’s the location for the socket


Socket box and cable installed


Socket wired


Socket tester with two green lights


Socket tester reference

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