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Old 01-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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I need to install a single pole 120v switch in an interior wall. Is it acceptable to wall fish a single run of 14/2 NM cable to the switch using both black and white conductors as hot (with ground to the switch) and then tie it into a junction box in the attic?

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Yes it is acceptable to do that.
When you tie into the hot wire in the 'J' box just wrap a little black tape around the insulation of the white wire.

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great. thanks for the reply.
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I need to install a single pole 120v switch in an interior wall. Is it acceptable to wall fish a single run of 14/2 NM cable to the switch using both black and white conductors as hot (with ground to the switch) and then tie it into a junction box in the attic?

If this is what you are referring to:



then it's fine.

(Diagram by DIYChatroom poster Stubbie, from his post # 11 here.)
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