I am trying to upgrade our outdoor electrical before the winter. The previous home owners installed the outlet
box right at ground level and it would sit in water when it rained. So we decided to move it up the 4x4 it was attached to. Tought it would make it safer. NOW I have no power. I checked Line and Load. Grounds. Hot vs Neutral.
The circuit goes like this: leaves the house...connects to an interrupter that controls the light above the backdoor. Leaves the interrupter as 14/3 (I know...it isn't MY wiring
...we are just trying to work with what was there until we can tear it out next summer).
The 14/3 goes to a box and splits off in a "Y". I have power up until this point.
The left hand side of the "Y" changes to 14/2...and is connected to 2 outdoor carriage lights...first to one...then dead ending at the other.
The other side of the "Y" is 14/3 and runs to two dual outlets and another carriage light where it again dead ends.
It looks like the people that lived here before used the 14/3 as two separate circuits. The black lines control the lights through an interrupter...and the red wires are supposed to supply constant current to the outlets.
Well I replaced the original box...and added a GCFI...so now I have no freakin lights outside. And a box with 2 sets of 14/3 wire and a 14/2...and of course...I didn't pay attention when I disconnected them...so now I can't get them back together!
Could someone lend me some help! Please!
I only have basic electrical skills and this is above my pay grade!