Wall switch still has power on it when switch is cut off.
by Mark Hefner
I am putting new recessed lighting in my basement drop ceiling. I cut off the wall switch and prepared my wires to wire in my new fixture. After checking to make sure power was dead, I started to wire in my new fixture. However when I started moving around the wires, I noticed a ground fault detector had kicked.
Next I checked the wire with the voltage and continuity meter and found that when I touched the white wire with the ground wire, the ground fault kicked again. I check ed to make sure the switch was wired correctly and it is.