Electrical Outlets and Light Switch Wiring
I changed switches & plugs in the bedroom. I did each one at a time…
Electrical Outlet and Light Switch Wiring
Background: Dave, a Homeowner from Thunder Bay, Ont. Canada
Question: I changed switches & plugs in the bedroom. I did each one at a time. Before i started one switch controlled the overhead light, the other controlled the bottom half of the plugs by the bed. Now that switch does not control anything. I will try to explain wiring.
2-gang switch- 1- controls overhead- top/blk bot/blk
2- controlled bottom 1/2 of plug- t/blk
4-plugs t/wht b/wht, t/blk b/red
1-plug same as above- on 1 side of bed
1-plug b/wht t/blk b/red. on the other side of bed.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your electrical question Dave.
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