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Old 11-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Where did that wire GO?

They built the house.
Sometime after that, they built on an addition.
Then Lynn bought it.
Years went by.
Now I'm responsible.

The ceiling in the addition has a fixture. The box in the ceiling looks like it was installed at the time the addition was built. The fixture doesn't work.

I tested the bulb and the fixture, they're fine.

There are two sets of black/white wires entering the box. One black & white connects to the instrument. The other black white appear to be spliced together.

There is one box w/two switches in the addition. One controls the rear porch light, the other a wall receptacle. There are no other switches.

In the dining room wall that abuts the addition there is a blank plate. I removed the cover, there is one black, one white wire. I want nothing to do with it. Plus, it does not look (to me) like it was set up to control the fixture in the addition.

So, just where the (*&#&^(&# do the wires in the box GO? The wires are dead, as far as I can tell.

Any hints, dreams, hallucinations, fraudulent attempts at humor?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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You would need a Fox & Hound set to find out.


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