Jul 5, 2005, 01:30 PM
My screened porch has a ceiling fan w/light and a 2nd light fixture, both running off an outside GFI receptacle. In short, I ran wire from the GFI receptacle to a double switch box; one switch is wired to the fan fixture, the other switch is wired to the light fixture. All has been working fine for well over a yr (passed electrical inspection, etc). Last wk I noticed neither fixture was working (may be coincidence, but it was after a lightning storm). When both switches are off, and I plug the outlet tester into the GFI receptacle it shows its fine. However, when I flip either switch on, it shows a Hot/Ground reverse. Again, this was not happening before. When I discovered the problem the GFI had not been tripped. I checked the wiring in the GFI, the switch box and both fixtures and everything is still wired ok. Any ideas? Could the GFI be bad? Thanks!