I was trying to add a receptacle to my bedroom that will be the last device on that circuit. I wanted to just tie in to the current last device on the circuit which is a ceramic incandescent light fixture controlled by a switch. I ran the cable up the fixture and made pigtails and made all the connections. When I was done I checked the recep with a circuit tester and I was getting hot/neutral reversed. In fact, the whole bedroom circuit is like this. I checked all the connections(hot to brass, white to silver) and everything checks out fine. Also, when the light switch is turned on the circuit tester reads OK, it is just when the switch is turned off that I am having problems. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
Last edited by HomeRepairNoob; 09-30-2006 at 06:38 PM.