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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 05:14 PM
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One more thing.....As long as I have 12/3 wire,...

One more thing.....As long as I have 12/3 wire, can I put a light switch anywhere in a circuit and still have hot outlets (e.g. circuit begins at an outlet, then runs to the lights, then the switch...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 12:50 PM
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Ok. I rewired it and had the 12/2 wire come from...

Ok. I rewired it and had the 12/2 wire come from the breaker boxes into the switch box. I split the hot and neutral to the switches and ran from the switch to the lights. They work! Although the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 10:57 AM
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I guess when I say circuit -- I mean the breaker....

I guess when I say circuit -- I mean the breaker. But I should mean the switch and lights?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 10:56 AM
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Posted By hos
So what if I ran a new wire from the breaker box...

So what if I ran a new wire from the breaker box to the double gang switch box? Could I spit the hot wire to each switch and then run from the switch to each set of lights and still have the lights...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 08:47 AM
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Posted By hos
If you understand my problem correctly -- I'm...

If you understand my problem correctly -- I'm afraid you might be right. If I understand this - the 3rd wire in the 14/3 becomes the power that runs through the whole lot of lights and then bypasses...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-24-2009, 07:50 AM
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Sorry, let me clarify. From the breaker box, I...

Sorry, let me clarify. From the breaker box, I have 14-2 running into a recessed light box which then moves from box to box tying them up black to black and white to white (9 of them). Then from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-23-2009, 05:24 PM
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Posted By hos
The power is coming through 9 lights into the...

The power is coming through 9 lights into the switch -- then I'm assuming from the switch to the next switch, which then goes to 3 more lights. End of circuit. I'm using 14-2 wire also. Do I need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-23-2009, 02:39 PM
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2 switches on 1 circuit

Is is possible to hook up 2 light switches on 1 circuit? I'm not talking about a 3-way switch -- but 2 switches controlling 2 separate set of lights. I can't seem to find anything out on this.
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