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#126758 - 12/03/06 12:50 PM need a little help
tim89 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 2
Loc: Sewickley, PA, USA
hi, i'm new here and was wondering if someone could give me some advice on a small job i'm working on. i'm wiring two rooms and a bathroom in a basement for a relative and having a problem keeping the outlets on all the time. i was trying to do a loop circuit from the feed at the light to the switch and then feed the outlets from the switch box outlets always on. i was wondering if i should run a three wire from the light to the switch

#126759 - 12/03/06 12:57 PM Re: need a little help
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Hello Tim,
If you are having probs keeping the outlets on when there is no load connected to them, you likely have a dead short someplace... Beyond that, I'm not sure what you're describing as a "Loop Circuit" would be something that would meet NEC standards..

You should contact a qualified electrician in your area who can see what's been done, and what needs to be done first hand.

#126760 - 12/03/06 01:08 PM Re: need a little help
tim89 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 2
Loc: Sewickley, PA, USA
i'm feeding the swicth from the light then a run to the two outlets but the switch will work the light just fine but the outlets are on when the switch is off but go out when switch is on. i took two year course in high school at a vo-tech, then i did a couple of courses about a year and a half ago.

#126761 - 12/03/06 01:33 PM Re: need a little help
bot540 Offline

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Vernon Hills, IL
Do yourself a favor and call an electrician
Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3

#126762 - 12/03/06 01:34 PM Re: need a little help
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Tim, I hate to do this but I am going to close this thread. I agree with Lostazhell, you need to get a local electrician to help you even if it is for a fee.

Trying to give advise in a forum and have it understood is not easy even when we as tradespeople are the participants in the discussion.

I know you wouldn't want to have anything happen to your relatives or their possessions.



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