Posted by Dave on February 01, 2001 at 18:21:13:
In Reply to: Wiring posted by Tonya on February 01, 2001 at 10:43:08:
I want to first point out that placing a junction box concealed behind the ceiling probably violated the local building codes. You need to check and ensure this.
It is common to run one circuit through to several rooms. Circuits are load limited and outlets and ceiling lights are very low loads.
Your wiring layout is, as you have found out, a little more compilicated that you had anticipated. If you have the time, you can test all the wires and construct a complete wiring diagram. This would mean opening all the
boxes, disconnecting all wires, outlets and switch and then selectively tying off ends (black & white leads on same cable) and hunting for the other
end in other boxes with an electric tester. This would be best done in daylight.
I am trying to under the original three wires which feed the outlet. Maybe there was a line from the switch to the ceiling box for future installation of a ceiling fan. What ever the case, I would revert back to the previous wiring arrangement and try some detective work as mentioned above.
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