Usually the power goes to the switch first !Hi all,
Just found this forum and looks like an awesome resource. I recently bought my first house so I'm sure to have plenty of DIY projects!
First up is my lamp post out by the street. It's not getting any power (tested with wire testers).
It's on it's own circuit in my circuit breaker. There is a switch for the light on the inside of my home which also does not get any power.
Probably a dumb question, but is the wire being run from the breaker box to the lamp post, then from the lamp post to the switch inside the house?
As you can tell I know very little about electricity so any help would be very much appreciated. I'm the only house in the neighborhood without a street light! :laughing:
But any thing is possable with some DIYers.
Can you physically follow the cable back from the post ?
Is there power at the switch ?
If not follow the wires to see were they go !
Follow the little black wire the other way,
and see were it goes ?