electrical box with 2 hot wires only one is 60 volts


Old 10-27-19, 07:16 PM
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electrical box with 2 hot wires only one is 60 volts

I have an electrical box that must have been a switch at one time, now it is capped off. I checked the voltage using a neutral from another outlet. One wire shows 120 volts the other shows 60 volts. If I use the ground from anotherr outlet each wire is able to light a tester although the 60 volt wire is quite dim. There are no other wires in this box. I have no idea what these wire were originally for but now I would like to tap into the 120 volt line for some lights but there is no neutral just the other 60 volt wire
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Old 10-27-19, 08:23 PM
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If it was a switch and there is only one two wire cable then it was a switch loop and unless the other end was rewired there is no neutral.

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