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3 wires coming into a junction box, 2 at the top, one at the

Customer Question

3 wires coming into a junction box, 2 at the top, one at the bottom. All are grounded. This is OLD stuff, not new.
There use to be a switch and there is an outlet 5 feet away. We forget how the wiring goes.
We want a switch and the outlet again.
3 black wires
3 white wires
Please help
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hello... are you there?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Not much that can be done without a tester to identify the wires. You need to test not guess. Pick up a tester and come back.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
HELLO
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Slow down. It takes time for your post to get to me and time for me to respond.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
NO
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

No?? Meaning what?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No we do not want to call... and no we do not have a tester
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Do you intend on getting a tester? If not, I'll opt out and close the question.

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