hi i have two wall switches at bedroom entrances that are hot but dont
connect to any outlets-there is also no overhead light. anyone know what
wire i might look for at an outlet to connect them up?im sure they were
meant to turn on and off an outlet.
No ceiling light but do you have a plate up there. I had a switch on the
wall that didn't seem to go anywhere, also. Turns out it was for the light
on the ceiling fan. It was presently fan only, so I added a light kit and
now have both. Perhaps your two switches are one for light and other for
Which means that both the incoming and outgoing wire to the switch
would always be live. If that's the case, you know what was done.
Often, (but not always), the switched wire is red. If a red wire
exists in the switch box, look for an outlet box with a red wire. If
it's capped, it was disconnected. There's always the possibility
someone placed a switch in the bedroom for another room. That's
rather stupid, but it happens. It could also be a mis-wired 3 way
switch for the hallway leading to the bedroom.
Lots of possibilities....
If there is an attic above, try to trace where the cables go.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.