Well we've been doing a lot of upgrades to our new place. Let me just say this much: If you're going to do a lot of stuff with outlets, switches, etc -- don't think that the white wire is really always neutral. Today I got the shock of my life when I replaced an outlet that was controlled with a switch. I figured if I turned the swith off, it would turn the outlet off (which it does when something is plugged in). When I took the outlet out, I saw one red wire on the HOT side and three white wires on the neutral side. I was perplexed why there were three neutral wires, so I just said, "oh well" and proceeded to do my thing. Well, I undid all the wires and started to put the wires on the new outlet. Guess what -- white wires can be hot, too. 120 volts in one hand and out the other. WOW! Talk about a reality check. My thumb and index finger were sore for an hour. What a shock.