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Ahhh mission accomplished today, the rain stopped, sky cleared! Finished the 1/2" conduit, ran in the wires, naturally I had no solid green 12 ga, so another trip to the store... Had a full 500' roll of stranded, but that messes up the ground connection on the outlet... 30 feet at $0.30 a foot! $9! Pain in that I have several other rolls of different colors...Not green...

Hooked it all up, and on a whim used an outlet checker.. Failed! Verified the hot was hot at the splice box, but when I connected the outlet out at arms length, in the near dark corner, I had flipped the Hot & Neutral... Oops.. Always good to verify outlets with a checker!

So all closed up, moved the laser printer to the new circuit, and Bingo, no more line voltage dips! No UPS warnings!

Whew... maybe $40 to do it... Better...

weco
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