Bathroom Lights and Closet Outlet???????

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Old 01-05-15, 04:05 AM
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Bathroom Lights and Closet Outlet???????

Woke up at 5am to find that none of the master bathroom lights worked. Checked circuit breakers and they were OK. Plus, all of the outlets in the bathroom were still working. Weird. Got ready for work in the dark and then went into my closet. Last night we plugged in a steamer in an outlet that we never use in the closet. I unplugged it and the lights went back on. How is that connected to my bathroom lights working?????
 
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Old 01-05-15, 04:14 AM
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Not sure why the act of unplugging an appliance would make lights go on, except the receptacle probably utilized stab back connections which are inferior and come loose. Your moving the receptacle ever so slightly caused the connection to be remade. It is not uncommon for lighting and closet receptacles to be together, and there is no code violation. Only your bathroom receptacles must be on a dedicated 20 amp GFCI protected circuit. Remove the power, pull the receptacle from the box and see if the stab backs were utilized. If so, remove them from the holes with a twisting motion and place them under the screw heads.
 
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