They bothe have their own hot wire to it. The bot are tuned off by the same breaker. That much I know. I kind of thought what you said. I just wanted to tripple check.
And yes it must have been a hack job. I also noticed that one of the switch es was grounded and the other one was not.
On Monday, March 25, 2013 7:34:48 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
current light switch box. This box currently has two switches, one for the fan,light and one for the vanity light. Each switch has a white wire, a bla ck wire, and a ground. When checking with a voltmeter, the white wire on bo th switches always has power. Each black wire only has power when the switc h is turned on. I am assuming the white wire is the power wire. Can I take these white wires off the switches, connect them to the top and bottom "hot " terminal on the gfi outlet, then feed the switches from both terminals on the other side of the gfi? When I did this messing around with the switche s, everything worked properly. I just thought that the black wire was alway s the constant power wire.