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Old 03-24-09, 09:19 AM
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I put in a couple of outlets and a light fixture ran the wire to the breaker box and put it on its own breaker, when i turn the breaker on the light goes on when light switch is on the off position then when i flip the switch to on the breaker trips.
 
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Old 03-24-09, 09:37 AM
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Help is not a good subject. You should use a short description of your problem. Such as "New Circuit: Breaker Trips". The subject helps readers identify which posts they may be able to help with.

It sounds like you did not wire the switch correctly. Of course I can only guess because you gave us no information on how you wired it. My guess is you made the rookie mistake of wiring both the neutral and black wires to the switch. The switch is used only to interrupt the flow of current in the black wire.
 

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