Bathroom switch and outlet wiring


Old 04-22-06, 12:37 PM
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Bathroom switch and outlet wiring

In the process of remoldeling, and replacing some wiring, and seem to have missed something.

We have a 2 gang box with 12/2 coming in for an outlet and switch (there is also 12/2 that runs out to another room).
There is 12/3 running from the switch to the light fixture. We have replaced the old outlet with a GFCI.

Somehow we've managed to miswire somwhere and the light is now always on when we switch on the breaker. Throwing the switch does nothing.

I can't seem to find anything/where that would lay out how it should be wired. Or maybe I just don't know what to search for. Help?
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Old 04-22-06, 12:59 PM
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> Somehow we've managed to miswire somwhere

You should have written down exactly how it was wired or photographed it.

Can you provide close-up photos of what you have now?
Old 04-22-06, 01:02 PM
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I have more bad news.

Since you are remodeling, you need to bring the bathroom up to code. That means the bathroom needs a circuit by itself. You need a new circuit.

As for your problem, you need to wire the everything just as it was. You should have taken pictures. You also haven't provided enough information to help you.
Old 04-22-06, 02:06 PM
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Nevermind, everything's working fine now.

Turns out everything at the switch and outlet was wired as it should have been. Problem was at the fixture end.

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