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I have hooked up a new outlet using the feed from another

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I have hooked up a new outlet using the feed from another electrical outlet. In the existing old outlet a light switch, lights and another outlet are also hooked up to the feed. When I hooked everything up and turned the circuit breaker back (the ceiling lights went on) and all the power outlets checked out fine with a circuit tester. When I turned the switch off the circuit breaker pops off?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Was the switch a single pole switch? Tell me how you connected the wires in the switch box.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it is a single pole.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just used the wires from the switch when adding the additional outlet.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The switch was already hooked up.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

Both wires on the switch are hots regardless of color, no neutral. You need to originate from the receptacle.

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