Electrical Wiring in the House


So, someone please explain how one’s house must be wired up to explain the following phenomenon.

In my basement there is an outlet. In one socket, a water softener is plugged in. Suppose we plug a dehumidifier into the other socket. When we turn on the dehumidifier the following three things happen.

  1. The dehumidifier does not turn on.
  2. The water softener turns off.
  3. The light in the bathroom up the stairs turns on!


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