New bathroom wired funny

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-25-05, 11:12 PM
larsulrik
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-26-05, 04:23 AM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,973
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.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'