Bathroom has no electricity. Uncovered insane wiring.

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Old 08-05-18, 05:54 PM
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Bathroom has no electricity. Uncovered insane wiring.

The info I can give is someone else has replaced the outlet in proceeding drawing. The power is missing in the top bathroom and the only working circuit is the master light-well's 3-way switches. No power to any wire elsewhere. Please refer to drawings. Second drawing is of what I found in circled area and where I believe to be the trouble.

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Old 08-06-18, 05:03 PM
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3 way switches are always used in tandem and control one load. Do the 3 way switches shown have another 3 way switch not shown. If not, what are the yellow rectangles representing in your drawing? Also, where is the source of power for the circuit(s) shown?
 
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Old 08-06-18, 05:28 PM
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Those yellow "boxes" are cables.

In that circuit.... you've shown the receptacle connected to one of the traveler wires. That's wrong.
You show the black of that three wire (B) as hot. My guess is that circuit gets power from the other end and that two wire cable (C) is actually the line to a light.

That means there is no always live in that box and that receptacle should be getting its power on its own two wire cable (A). It should not connect to any switch.

"Exterior light" is a dead end three way switch on cable (D).
 
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Old 08-07-18, 02:09 PM
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Was replacing the outlet the cause of no power in the top bathroom or are the two conditions unrelated? Have you checked the fuse/breaker panel for a blown fuse or tripped breaker??
 
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Everything has been put back to normal. Can't detect power entering bathroom anywhere. My next step is gathering myself to go into attic during 107 degree days.
 
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What happened first? Loss of power to top bathroom or changing the outlet. Difficult to make progress when you don't answer questions.
 
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