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hidden1 10-23-2013 09:57 PM

closet wiring/wires
 
In a side by side closet is it required that each have seperate switch or can they be together ?
Also what is the max # or wires allowed in a ceiling light box with 12/2 wire ?

k_buz 10-23-2013 11:18 PM

There is no requirement for switches in closets.

Without knowing the cubic inches of the box, nobody here could tell you.

Jim Port 10-24-2013 01:52 PM

The dimensions of the closet may prohibit or severely limit any lighting. Check Article 410 to see the exclusionary zones and types of lighting choices.

hidden1 10-24-2013 05:32 PM

I have 2 fairly large closets you can walk in a tad,both have lights and one switch to both.
was looking to give them individual switches.The ceiling box is the most basic metal octagon shaped box is nailed to side of 2 by 6 ...

TarheelTerp 10-24-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hidden1 (Post 1257631)
I have 2 fairly large (step in) closets, both have lights and one switch to both... was looking to give them individual switches.
The ceiling box...

If you have access from the attic then it shouldn't be hard to do.
Have fun.

plummen 10-24-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hidden1 (Post 1257631)
I have 2 fairly large closets you can walk in a tad,both have lights and one switch to both.
was looking to give them individual switches.The ceiling box is the most basic metal octagon shaped box is nailed to side of 2 by 6 ...

Are you sure its fed by 12/2? Thats serious overkill for residential lighting.:)

hidden1 10-24-2013 09:55 PM

Will be easy because both lights already direct to switch box..just as singe switch.
What is the max on wires..for box../on either one.. my garage has 12/2.


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