Ok, this is really off topic, but its baffling me!.
I have an out building (yes, it houses the bitcoin mine but thats not at all the point.)
I wanted to move the light switch, the building is like a corridor, and I wanted to move the switch to the door instead of having it in the middle where it is now and where I suspect the previous owner of the house installed it.
To actually make the connection of my new wired switch I wanted to switch of the electricity.
I could not find the breaker to switch it off. Eventually, I switched of most of the breakers in the house. I went to check. The light is on! Worse, the switch no longer works. Its on sort of like half-brightness. Its a small flourscent tube.
So turning most of the breakers in the hose off, causes the light to come on half-brightness, and the switch to not work. How could that be?
Turning the breakers back on restored normal operation with the switch working as normal.
Can anyone explain a possible fault scenario? I mean I suspect the wiring was done wrong, something like the live is taken to the neutral and when switched off it runs through other connected loads in the house backwards as it were, but I cannot in my own mind imagine a scenario that works like this.
I'm suspecting that the connection is in "Series" when it's turned "Off". When its turned "On" it's connection is on parallel.