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Old 07-01-2009, 11:11 PM   #16
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His power feed is coming to his switches first -- he said 4 gang, not 4 square.

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You were correct in your original post. You just need to pigtail 4 short lengths of wire to the hot feed for each of your switches or, if they have backwire terminals, feed to one and then use your short lengths as jumpers, in which case you would only need three jumpers.

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Old 07-02-2009, 03:25 AM   #17
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Use 14/2 600v wire
Install a new 15 amp CB and run a line from it to the 4 gang box
Run a line from each switch to each junction box for each light group
Sorry to confuse you. I misread it. Just pigtail out four hots, one to each switch.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:48 AM   #18
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Yes your thinking is correct. You can pig tail the black feed to each of the switches.And your switch leg(Black going to lights) on the other part of each switch.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #19
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I did read the whole thread. You were right in post #3, but by post #8, you had apparently changed your mind & referred the OP to a diagram for creating a switch loop, and in #15, you describe both options. On RE-reading the whole thread, I do note that it was not you but jbberns that referenced the box as 4 square, so I apologize for that misattribution.
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No problem ,I told him to wire it the correct way (power at switch)Op wanted to know how to wire the other way. I think jbberns confused op .
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Sorry to confuse you. I misread it. Just pigtail out four hots, one to each switch.
No Problem, I am always interested in seeing different ways of doing something. I ended up pig tailing the hots. I hopefully will be done today making all the finals connections.

Thanks for everyones ideas and info.
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I finished it late last night and now have a well lit basement.

Thanks again everyone for the help
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