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#356826 - 10/17/11 05:23 PM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken, look what it got you! An offer of experienced help to actually come to your house!

Awesome!

Solarrdad is your new Daddy!
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#356831 - 10/17/11 05:42 PM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: BobKay]
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Whose your..... Never mind. You know!
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#356839 - 10/17/11 07:07 PM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: Murph]
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Good call, Jack. I've tried and failed to figure out where exactly "I-5" (as it is properly known) becomes "the five".
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#356841 - 10/17/11 07:37 PM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: tomtuttle]
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Southern California. Northern California calls it I-5. Or, to use a different example, it's the 405 and it's 580.
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#356904 - 10/18/11 11:05 AM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: Ken.C]
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I always take the 1 after 909.
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#356913 - 10/18/11 11:29 AM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: pmbuko]
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I know that line. I get off at exit number 9, number 9, number 9.
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#356933 - 10/18/11 12:25 PM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: BobKay]
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I tried to read this backwards but...
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#356984 - 10/19/11 12:25 AM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: BobKay]
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I've got blisters on me fingers.
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#357008 - 10/19/11 07:13 AM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: pmbuko]
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I think I've figured out what's going on (after careful reading of my home repair book on electricity and rather un-careful blowing of a breaker). I think what I'm looking at is pretty simple--a loop circuit with mis-labeled wires. As far as I can tell, instead of recoding the white wire to black at the fixture, some idjit recoded the black wire to white. So I've got a black wire coming back on the return from the switch, and a white wire incoming from the circuit, and two white wires tied together going from the circuit to the switch.

That make any sense? The switch end only has one piece of romex coming in, so that's got to be what's going on.

I had thought I posted pics the other night, but I think I must have gotten distracted and not pressed Submit...
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#357031 - 10/19/11 09:23 AM Re: Electrical wiring question. Woo! [Re: Ken.C]
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I have seen that numerous times and thought about it yesterday as a possibility. It always freaks me out, 'cause I wonder how much of the place is wired that way and how can I know.

I'd still have Solarrdad over for lunch and a couple of beers.
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