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8888 02-04-2012 05:42 PM

Adding new receptacle and switch
 
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Hello, I would appreciate any pro electricians to check my proposed wiring.

I need to add a new receptacle and switch to my AV closet by tapping into an existing circuit.

The receptacle will be to power the AV gear, and the switch will turn on/off a cooling fan.

Assuming that there are no wiring errors in the attached drawing, then:

Question - Where should I wire the switch to for power? Box1, Box2, or directly to the receptacle in Box3?

*NOTE: This is a Home Automation switch, so it has Black, White, Red, and Green wires


8888 02-05-2012 02:24 PM

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Now I'm more confused. I thought that a drawing would help visualize my setup. Here is another drawing.

Notes:
* Existing Romex is approximately 2' from Box 3, and once cut there will not be enough slack to do anything but box each end.
* This is NOT a regular switch. It has 4 permanent wires coming out BWRG, there are NO terminals.
http://www.smarthome.com/2476S/SwitchLinc-Relay-INSTEON-Remote-Control-On-Off-Switch-Non-Dimming-White/p.aspx

Let me re-ask the question:
1) Is the shown new config2 correct.
2) If there is another way, what is it, and why is it better or more correct.
3) Goal = New leg works, and my house won't burn down.

I'm not an electrician, so please keep answers at novice level using colors and/or drawings if possible

Many Thanks


8888 02-06-2012 06:31 PM

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I am getting hammered on other forums for not using pigtails. It's pigtails, or you are a hack!

Can any pros out there explain all the pros and cons. Is it easier, faster, cheaper, or is it truly the only way to wire without causing electrical problems, fires?

I don't care which way, its the same amount of work for me. ALL I care about is that it is done safely.

I have added another drawing of what I understand a pigtail config would look like. My novice logic is to daisy chain, IN >> to the top screws, OUT >> from the bottom screws to the next device.

HELP!


8888 02-06-2012 06:31 PM

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I am getting hammered on other forums for not using pigtails. It's pigtails, or you are a hack!

Can any pros out there explain all the pros and cons. Is it easier, faster, cheaper, or is it truly the only way to wire without causing electrical problems, fires?

I don't care which way, its the same amount of work for me. ALL I care about is that it is done safely.

I have added another drawing of what I understand a pigtail config would look like. My novice logic is to daisy chain, IN >> to the top screws, OUT >> from the bottom screws to the next device.

HELP!



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