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09:40AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts

I have two light switch boxes in my home that contain "mystery wires," one downstairs by the entrance and the other in the upstairs hallway. Initially, they each had a 3-way light switch that didn't seem to operate anything. I replaced other switches sharing both boxes and now, in the upstairs box, have one wire whose function I cannot determine. The wire actually contains hot and neutral lines (old wiring, so no grounding wire).

Is there anything I can do to solve this mystery? I tried to see if either was connected to a switched outlet but to no avail.



07:05PM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
The wires could have gone to a light that is no longer functional (could have even been plastered over), or they could have been disconnected at some other box. I would recomend calling a proffessional for this one. Mr. Electric

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