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Old 09-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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How do you wire a light to 3 wire receptecle?


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I have an end of run 3 wire receptacle and I would like to add another light fixture controlled by a switch to that. How do you run the wires from the 3 wire receptacle to the switch and then to the light fixture? I only want the switch to control the light fixture. if you have a diagram that would be helpful

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Caution: You may not do this with a receptacle and circuit breakered at more than 20 amps. Also you may not do this on some circuits: laundry room washing machine receptacle, circuit with kitchen counter receptacles, circuit with any receptacles in a bathroom where the light is not going.

Match the colors. Black of the new cable to where the black wire of the existing cable feeds the receptacle (gold screw). White of the new cable to where the white of the existing cable feeds the receptacle (silver screw. New cable goes to switch box.

In switch box, blackw ire goes to switch, white wire is connected directly to the next new cable going up to the light.

If two wires want to go under one screw, connect just a short length (pigtail) of matching color wire to the screw. Wire nut the other end to the two wires in question.

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A video is worth a million words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLPDl3o59iQ
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Thank you for the help it worked perfectly
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