Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Electrical, AC & DC. Electronic Equipment and Computers > Electrical - AC & DC
Reload this Page >

Switch/outlet combo to regular outlet - strange wiring inside box

Switch/outlet combo to regular outlet - strange wiring inside box

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-20-14, 11:03 AM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Switch/outlet combo to regular outlet - strange wiring inside box

I had a dead switch and live outlet combo. Never figured out what the switch was for, so decided to cap it and replace with two-outlet. Opened up the box and found one black and one white wire to the outlet, and one single red wire to the switch. Switch and outlet were on different circuits. Ran a ground wire to the ground screw inside the box and reconnected the black and white to the new 2-outlet. Since I did this two days ago, two small appliances plugged in there have died, so I opened it up and re-tested the wires. Both the black and white wire are hot. Not understanding how this is possible. Used a receptacle analyzer, and all three lights light up, which isn't a status explained at all in the instructions. I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do from here. Any ideas?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-20-14, 03:43 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: usa
Posts: 279
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
what is the voltage from black to white?

what is the voltage from black to red?

what is the voltage from red to white?

what is the voltage from black to metal box?

what is the voltage from red to metal box?

what is the voltage from white to metal box?
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: