Hysterical DIY Outcome

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Old 02-28-15, 03:21 PM
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Hysterical DIY Outcome

On the lighter side...what can happen to a miswired DIY project. This should get an award:

This Couple's Bathroom Rewiring Didn't Go Quite As Planned [VIDEO]
 
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Old 02-28-15, 04:48 PM
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Although it's funny it portrays a problem with DIY installs where the person doesn't know what they are doing. It can sometimes have serious consequences.
 
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Old 02-28-15, 05:36 PM
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I've had to untangle a mess like that that after a friendly neighbor of a customer of mine replaced switches in a multi-gang box for her.
 
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Old 02-28-15, 09:46 PM
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Yes it is bizarre...yet on a more technical note, I get curious exactly how people screw up as well. In the case of the hairdryer--amusingly it seems that he wired its outlet to act as a switch loop to turn the light on--now that's funny.
 
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I think one of the problems, he may have tied a neutral into some hots. I bet the junction box for the light has some switch legs in it along with cables that supply power for the rest of the bathroom. The other problem is that they got rid of the fan in the bathroom.
 
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The whole thing also emphasizes the need to check each portion (light, outlet, switch) of your work as you go. Instead of checking after 5 or 6 devices are wired.
 
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