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evan1 02-11-2013 09:20 PM

Wire lights in
 
How do I wire a new out side light on my garage

nealtw 02-12-2013 07:12 AM

Welcome to the site:
Do you have power in the garage now?
Is the inside of the garage finished?

evan1 02-12-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw
Welcome to the site:
Do you have power in the garage now?
Is the inside of the garage finished?

Yes their is power and the inside is finished. I guess what I'm really asking is how to jump power to the light safely and correctly. I figure I'll use a whole saw to put the hole in for the light

nealtw 02-12-2013 09:57 PM

If you got access to the attic you might just take power from the overhead light, depending on how that light is wired.
I think you can use a pancake box, just cut out siding and screw it to the sheeting. You may be doing some drywall repair.

Fireguy5674 02-13-2013 08:52 AM

There are some variables involved in your project.

1. Will you be incorparating a separate switch into your light circuit?

2. Will your light be regulated by a photocell or a motion sensor?

3. Do you have access to a power source in your garage attic or some place close to light or switch location? (Only needed if you will use a separate switch for this light.)

There are other questions based on the answers to these. This is not complicated but lots of possibilities.


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