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Black wire to darker screw, white to lighter screw

and make sure you have ground wire attached. I would then run electrical tape around the receptacle to make sure the screws are not contacting the outlet box or ground wire. Or as Hook says it sounds like you have a short where wires are touching. It shouldn't trip the breaker with no load on it.

(In response to this post by NBHoo)

Posted: 09/19/2018 at 2:21PM


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