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Old 02-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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I recently removed a wall going from my living room to dining room. In the process I had to move a light switch. The original wiring wasn't long enough so i put a junction box in and spliced wires onto it. The light switch is now tripping the breaker when its flipped and I can't find the problem. The power source is 12 2 and the wiring going from the fixture to the switch is 12 3. Looking for any suggestions as to where to look. Thanks

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It might help to know what connections you made and what the original connections were.

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what do you mean by connections
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I recently removed a wall going from my living room to dining room. In the process I had to move a light switch. The original wiring wasn't long enough so i put a junction box in and spliced wires onto it. The light switch is now tripping the breaker when its flipped and I can't find the problem. The power source is 12 2 and the wiring going from the fixture to the switch is 12 3. Looking for any suggestions as to where to look. Thanks
So what wires are on the switch and what wires are connected in the junction box?
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The light switch is now tripping the breaker when its flipped
It's easy enough to check if you have wired the switch between hot and neutral or hot and ground. If so, your switch is pretty much ruined.
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seeing is believing send a picture...please
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I recently removed a wall going from my living room to dining room. In the process I had to move a light switch. The original wiring wasn't long enough so i put a junction box in and spliced wires onto it. The light switch is now tripping the breaker when its flipped and I can't find the problem. The power source is 12 2 and the wiring going from the fixture to the switch is 12 3. Looking for any suggestions as to where to look. Thanks
In reference to the 12/3 are there any other switches besides the one you moved that control the fixture?
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will the junction box be accessible when you are finished with the remodel?
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what do you mean by connections

Anybody have a bad feeling ......
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Twisted wires and scotch tape?
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Tape! We don't need no stinking tape.
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Duct tape!

It hold anything!

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