help on wiring
Hiya. I am attempting something that I probably should not but at any rate, I am being safe. Bear with my vocabulary as it is not very electricaly technical! The main wire (with black , white and red wires) comes in to a box with three light switches. The three light switches seem to be all randomly connected (blacks together and whites together) There is one wire coming out of this pile into an outlet (it works fine). I want to install a second outlet. (The first outlet is already going out to another outlet so no more room to connect there (unless....do I connect them all together with marrettes?). Whatever. I went from the light switch box into my other outlet (technically the third from the light switch box) BUT....(here's my problem)....If I connect black on one side and white on the other (of the outlet) the only outlet that works is the one that the black is on. I have tried doing some switching around but....what have I missed?