Rewiring Lights and Switches?

Old 11-22-02, 09:12 AM
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Rewiring Lights and Switches?

I have rewired all my outlets already. I am now working on the lights and switches. I shut the breaker off down stairs, but can not find where anything is going. I have 2 switches and lights down, and all the wires look differant. I have a tone tester trying to find them and nothing. Is there any way they put up junction boxes inside the walls where I cant get to? This seems the only thing I can think of.

Old 11-22-02, 09:56 AM
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There's very little you can count on other than what you see and test -- there are just too many possibilities. Do you have a more specific question about the puzzle you are currently trying to solve?

Are you just replacing switches? Can't you just hook the same wires that were attached to the old switch to the new switch? This wouldn't really require you to figure out where the wires are going.
Old 11-22-02, 10:05 AM
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No, I am rewiring it all. The wire is very very old. I will just keep trying to find where they go. If ya have any tips on that please post them.


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