I have two single pole dimmers that I'm trying to wire into an existing doublesided box (outlet and double pole switch on the other side) for recessed lights (which have not been installed yet).
Here's how I have it wired, I have the whites from the power and the one going to the recessed lights (btw, the wires going in and out are all 3 + ground sheathed electrical cable). I then have a black from each of the dimmers and the black from the power all wired together with a wire nut. And a black wire from the dimmer going to the red wire for the recessed lights and black from the other dimmer going to the black wire for the recessed lights (there's one sheathed electrical cable 3 wire cable going to the junction box on the first recessed light).
When I turn the switches off, and test the recessed lights wires, the tester is still saying there hot (like i said i still can't wire the actual lights, cuz i have to finish up the ceiling they are going into). They shouldn't be hot if the switches are off right? What am I doing wrong?
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