Wire lights in

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  1. Feb 12, 2013 #1

    evan1

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    How do I wire a new out side light on my garage
     
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    nealtw

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    Welcome to the site:
    Do you have power in the garage now?
    Is the inside of the garage finished?
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 #3

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 #5

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    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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