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sherlock 05-17-2005 08:33 AM

The Phantom light switch
After tearing down the wallpaper in the living room of my new house, I discovered a phantom light switch. (Switchplate was clear plastic with slip of wallpaper, so didn't see it until removed the paper). Nothing happened when I turned it on, and upon investigation, it's not hooked up. I have two theories - it's either for a switched outlet, or more likely, for the blower below the fireplace. Problem is, inside the box is 3 pigtailed white wires, and 3 pigtailed black wires. They can't all be for the blower, can they? The other fireplace has a blower, but that switchbox only had one white and one black. How do I proceed?

Any suggestions?

jbfan 05-17-2005 10:50 AM

My guess would be a hot feed into the switch, a hot feed to another device, and a switch feed to something.

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