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Please help , problem with Switch and lamp that working 24/7

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Old 08-17-17, 06:09 PM
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Please help , problem with Switch and lamp that working 24/7

Hello Guys, I bought a condo and In 1 bedroom (Chicago, Illinois, USA) I have multiply problems with the electricity

1) I have switch that I disconnect all the wires inside and It looks that all the other outlets keep working (I was expecting that 1 of the outlets stop work and the switch will regulate it.

2)I have ceiling lamp that I had switch under it and I disconnect the switch and I was hoping that maybe the other switch will turn it on/off but right now it working 24/7.

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Old 08-17-17, 06:25 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Tried posting your pics from your links but the board's picture posting system is temporarily not functional.
 
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Old 08-17-17, 07:29 PM
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The code requires a switch controlled lighting outlet or receptacle . Perhaps you just had the light .

I would assume the red or orange is the switched hot. What were the prior connections?
 
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The firest pictures where 2 white and 2 black are from the ceiling lamp.

But the other wire , how that is possible that after i disconnect that still all the outlets working. What do they control ?

The connections before were:

The 2 white connected together,
and i think that the 2 black were together on one side of the switch and from the other side of the switch the red one.
 
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Old 08-18-17, 06:57 AM
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Using a multimeter measure between each black and the box. Which blak shows 120 volts. (A non contact tester can't be used.)

None of the boxes are ceiling boxes. Is this the switch box?
 
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yes. it it the switch by the renitence to the room. I don't have multimeter measure non contact, or maybe it non contact =) it has batteries.
 
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Again , how that is possible that i disconnect all the wires and still al the ou

Again , how that is possible that i disconnect all the wires and still al the outlet in the room working,
 
 

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