2 black wires and a red wire

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Old 02-01-10, 12:14 PM
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2 black wires and a red wire

are running to switch that has 2 toggles or switches on it that someone unhooked....
I know they control an outlet and a light...
Any help on putting this back together.....

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Old 02-01-10, 12:26 PM
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You can solve this one entirely with trial and error. One of the wires is hot, one powers the light and one powers the receptacle.

If you get a double toggle switch it should have a "common" terminal (or two terminals joined by a brass tab), and two output terminals. Try the wires on the three terminals of the switch until it works correctly.

The other option is to find the other end of the conduit/cable and see how it's wired there.
 
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