These Marrette connectors have been my best friend lately. It seems that the electrician who wired my house has some funny ideas about how to wire things. How else does one explain a light switch with 8 wires inside the box and none of them white. So, I’ll wire up one light switch and find out something across the house has stopped working. A favourite trick the electrician used was to loop a wire around a light switch and use that to join two switches, like a light and fan.
I’ve been working on a quick bathroom reno for the last week or so and part of it was a nice new light and some updated switches. But first, I had to sort out the nightmare that hides in the wall….. So I keep a fair number of these on hand, as the last guy who wired my house must have been running out of them.