Light Switch Question


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Old 08-10-14, 03:37 PM
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Light Switch Question

In the process of remodeling a bath, and putting in new lights. The switch that
controls the light bar over the mirror has me perplexed. Put a new light and switch in, but both the neutral and black wire are hot in the light switch box. A couple of
weeks ago lighting hit close by and blew the circuit this light switch is on. Any ideas.
 
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Old 08-10-14, 03:41 PM
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how many and what kine of cables are in the switch box.

how many switches....how many wires........what color..............what are they hooked to.
 
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Old 08-10-14, 03:45 PM
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if you have one cable with one black wire and one white wire ...and both wires go to the switch.................you do not have a neutral in the switch box. you have a switch leg only.
 
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Old 08-10-14, 04:01 PM
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Ok I have one cable coming into the switch with a neutral and black cable they are both hot, and at the light box I have a black and neutral coming into the light box.
 
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Old 08-10-14, 04:05 PM
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At the switch you have a constant hot and a switched hot, no neutral.
 
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Old 08-10-14, 04:07 PM
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Ok I have one cable coming into the switch with a neutral and black cable
No, you have one cable that consist of two wires. The white wire is not a neutral and by code was supposed to be recolored black or red or any color but green or gray on both ends. What you have is normal. What problem are you having?

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Old 08-10-14, 06:31 PM
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Ok I have one cable coming into the switch with a neutral and black cable they are both hot,


and at the light box I have a black and neutral coming into the light box.
the light box has one cable ,with one black wire and one white wire?????
 
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Old 08-10-14, 07:59 PM
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Sounds like there is another junction somewhere if both the switch and fixture boxes only have one cable.
 
 

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