Impossible Cross Wire


Old 12-26-12, 03:30 PM
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Impossible Cross Wire

We are remodeling our bathroom and have added 3 outlets. We have ran new wire from the outlets to the panel and connected it to a new breaker in the panel. The GFI outlet did not work, we switched the breaker to off and there was power. Baffled, we continue to turn off each breaker until the power was off. Alias, we found that turning off breaker 8 terminated the power to the outlet. We are baffled. This is completely new wire ran directly from the bathroom to the panel and it is impossible that there is a cross wire. Looking for any possible explanation.
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Old 12-26-12, 04:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums! If you have a local GFCI receptacle, if it trips, the power remains at the hot lead. You only lose the power at the blades. If you turn off the breaker, of course you eliminate the power to the receptacle. Did you connect your downline receptacles to the LOAD terminals of the GFCI?? The LINE in comes from the breaker, and everything down line that needs protection must come off the LOAD terminals. Did this answer your problem??
Old 12-26-12, 04:36 PM
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So are you saying you connected it to one breaker but when you turn off that breaker it doesn't go dead? What does the other breaker control? Is there any point where what it controls is near what the breaker for the bathroom controls? For instance a two gang switch box with for example switches for both the bathroom and a hallway light.

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