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formhide 06-30-2008 07:33 PM

Bathroom(s) Lights
Ok, two bathrooms, two lights. Both are on the same line. Bathroom B's lighting and switch hasn't been tampered with. Everything is happening because of Bathroom A.

In bathroom A, I have the light, an outlet, and a switch. Previously, the outlet was always on. Then I went to replace the light fixture, forgot to label the wires, and all hell broke out (not really, I'm just really confused now).

Right now, Bathroom A's light fixture box has four sets of wires coming from it. One is for the bathroom fan, one for the light fixture going to bathroom B's light, one that the power is coming from and one that I'm assuming is for the switch?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to reconnect these wires so that Bathroom A's switch controls only Bathroom A's fan and light. I've try to reconnect everything, but it only slightly worked -- A's switch controlled everything: A's outlet, A's fan, A's light, B's light (it overrides B's switch).

Any idea what wire I'm not hooking up correctly?

jimmy21 07-01-2008 10:50 PM

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the wire going to the outlet, which in then feeds the other bathroom, got hooked to the wire coming from the switch, instead of the wire coming from the panel.

i drew up a wireing diagram of what it sounds like you should have

CowboyAndy 07-02-2008 06:06 AM

Short of seeing it, it sounds like this:

cable 1: incoming power
cable 2: switch loop for bath a light
cable 3: switch loop for bath a fan
cable 4: outbound power to bath b

What you need to do is this: determine which cable is which.

You will need a multi meter for this. Do you have one? If not, you can get a pretty cheap one for under $10 that will do the job for this.

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