I previously asked this question about trouble shooting my receptacles. I have determined that the receptacles are wired correctly and that the issue is further up the line.
The issue being that my receptacles show 30V with a multimeter; when I have a lamp plugged in the multimeter shows 2V.
This circuit looks like so with all of these being on the same breaker.
So what I would like to know is how I can find the point where the wires for all of these are tied together.
The basement was wired this past winter.
There are no access panels anywhere.
- The plugs that are daisy chained are daisy chained on the receptacle.
- All my plugs show wired correctly with my socket tester.
- I read 120V at the breaker.
- I haven't checked out the light switch or the lamp socket but the plugs have a single 3 wire bundle (white, black, copper) with a white jacket over all 3 of them.
- I rewired the backstabs to use screws on newly purchased receptacles.
- I disconnected the daisy chain.
- I disconnected the first plug in the daisy chain from the hot wire. (white, black and ground, putting wirenuts on any exposed wires)
- I checked the voltage on the separate wired plug and got the 30V – 2V reading.
- I disconnected the separate wired plug.
- I wired the first plug in the daisy chain (with the daisy chain disconnected) and received the same reading as the separate wired plug.
I'm thinking that this means the issue is not at the plugs.