Making Changes to Wall Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Changes have been made to the wiring to a switch, and now when the switch is turned off the power also goes off to all the outlets in another room. How can this be corrected? Common Problems When Wiring Wall Switches and Outlets and How to Fix Them.


Wiring Wall Switches and Outlets

Electrical Question: Changes have been made to the wiring to a switch, and now when the switch is turned off the power also goes off to all the outlets in another room. How can this be corrected?

Thanks so much for your help!

This electrical wiring question came from: Monika, a Homeowner from Novinger, Missouri.
Additional Comments: Great pictures & simple directions!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Monika.

How to Connect Wiring for Wall Switches and Outlets

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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