Wet Recepticle on Interior Wall

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Old 01-24-14, 08:20 AM
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Wet Recepticle on Interior Wall

I was in my downstairs hallway, when I heard a popping sound, like popcorn popping. I found it was coming from the light switch on a interior wall. It is a double switch, one controlling the upstairs hallway and the other controlling the downstairs hallway. Second floor also has a switch to control upstairs hallway.

Anyway, I decided to replace the switch. When I removed the original switch, I found it was wet. Feeling around in side the box, I could feel water around the conduit. We have had an extended period of below or near zero weather here and am wondering if the water is related to condensation or if I have a bigger problem brewing here?
 
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Old 01-24-14, 10:58 AM
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The water could be condensation and it could be coming in from somewhere else.

Is your house wired with cable or conduit? Is this switch box fed with cable or conduit?

What's behind the switch box? Just the surface finish inside a room?

Tech Note: A receptacle is the device a cord gets plugged into. The box your switches are in is an outlet - pretty much all electrical boxes are.
 
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