Light Switch Problem...

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Old 10-13-08, 11:38 AM
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Light Switch Problem...

Okay, so i'm back again, with another question...

I have a lightswitch that was originally in a combinatin box with another switch and an outlet. The additional switch and outlet were moved to another wall, and the remaining switch put on its own.

Now, we have a junction box with the hot wire coming in, the outlet and the additional switch connecting together.(all blacks to blacks and whites to whites, and grounds together and screwed to the base, if this is wrong as well... eep! let me know!).

But moving on, The lone light switch has the hot coming in, the wire going to the light, and another wire going to another plug.

Now, the question I have is, (this is an old house, mind you, forgot to mention). In this light switch box, the hot wire, and the wire going to the light have a red, a white, and a black wire each, and the switch going to the plug is just a black and a white. I was told previously, (may be wrong) that the red are to be pigtailed with the black and then brought to the switch and the whites are connected to each other, etc. but it doesn't seem to be working, so there must be something very wrong....

Sorry if this doesn't make sense, i can clarify where needed..

Thank you for any help!

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Old 10-13-08, 08:03 PM
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Okay, so, i figured it out, but i thought i'd write it on here just incase anyone has a crazy mixed up wiring job like myself :P

first you take the "power in" red and connect it to the bottom screw on the light switch. Then you take the black from the light, the "power in" and the outlet as well as the red from the light, pigtail them together and then connect those to the top screw on the light switch. All that's left are all the whites, which you connect all together.

Hope this helps at least one other person. ^_^
 
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