New bathroom wired funny


Old 07-25-05, 11:12 PM
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New bathroom wired funny

I just bought a house built in 89 and I'm changing all the almond switches to white. In our bathroom, the light, exhaust, and heater switches are in a 1 single switch/2 side switch (duplex?) configuration. The switches are connected with all black wires only and all the white wires are tied together with a wire cap. The 2 duplex switches have 2 wires on the brass side, 1 wire on the bottom black screw that also attaches to the single switch on the bottom, and the single switch has it's own 2 wires as well. I've never seen this configuration before and just wondered if it was safe and if it had anything to do with the 3 outlets in the bathroom not working. The 3 switches work fine though. Thanks!
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Old 07-26-05, 04:23 AM
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There is nothing wrong with this setup. Nothing sounds funny to me about it.

As for the receptacles not working, I would check for a tripped GFCI somewhere in the house. Check the garage, the basement, outside, or a utility room. Somewhere there will be a GFCI that protects the bathroom. Find it and reset it.

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