HARD, Complex wiring question from newbie

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Old 12-07-02, 03:10 PM
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HARD, Complex wiring question from newbie

Here goes, hope someone can help.

Bathroom dual electrical switch, control light/heat/exhaust, and a second light (seperate) I just added. Electrician left wire for this now new 2nd light buried in wall which I found and mounted light fixture (black to black and white to white, bare copper left unhooked).

Electrical box with switches is where problem starts:

Left switch bank (dual, upper and lower switches) works fine, bottom controls main light in fan unit, and upper controls exhaust on same unit.

Right switch bank (dual again) has lower switch controling heat out of fan unit. Upper switch was unused and now suppose to activate NEW secondary light I just installed. This dual switch has only 3 wires running into it: White taped to become black coming from left switch bank, and then white and red into other side of rear of switch. What needs to happen to make switch activate 2nd (new) light? I assumed electrician hooked up buried wire but now am confused. I have a digital pic of this whole rats nest if helpful.
 
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Old 12-07-02, 03:17 PM
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Yes, a digital picture would help if you can post it. You'll need to post is to a web site somewhere and give us a link to it.

You didn't quite say what the problem is, but can I assume that the only problem you have is that the new light does not come on? Any other symptoms?

If you are unable to provide a digital picture, you will have to create the picture with words. We need to know everything in the switch box. Every cable, every wire, every connection. And you need to present this information in a very orderly and precise fashion.

You said that, "This dual switch has only 3 wires running into it." This can't be correct. There is no way you can run all this stuff on three wires. Did you mean three cables?

We need more information.
 
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Trying to upload pic
 
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Old 12-07-02, 03:37 PM
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Nice picture. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, however. There are just too many variables and possibilities. I'm not sure I can take this any farther. I hope somebody else here can help.

If not, I suggest you call the electrician back.
 
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