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qchawkfan 01-24-2010 05:48 AM

move 2 switches new location, replace with 2 for new lights
 
Just browsing/searching topics for more info - but needed something straight forward
looking to move 2 light switches to a new location without ripping my ceiling/drywall

i have 2 separate track lights that run on 2 separate switches that i want to move to a different wall. i can access one of the wires direct from one light and i can see where the wire feeds down and goes to the switch - so i think i will unhook it and pull it to the light and fish the other wire that way too
then i need to work the wire to an unfinished part of my basement and i've got a heat duct with plenty of space around it and it actually floats under the floor joist with drywall built around it makes the ceiling low right there about a 2 feet wide low space that runs perpendicular to the joist

i'm thinking of fishing the wires along that space - not IN the duct
then i want to run new power to new switches running totally different new lights - to the old location - probably one power and then pigtail to the 2nd switch. looking to have 3 separate wires running the same area

the only reason i want to run the wires in the same place is because i think i can fish them that way

is this up to code?

joed 01-24-2010 08:56 AM

Cables are probably stapled to the studs. You most likely won't be able to pull the cable back.

qchawkfan 01-24-2010 10:48 AM

you'd be real suprised that it's not - i find so much not up to par
is it doable?

joed 01-24-2010 11:15 AM

It may have been part of a remodel. You don't need to staple cables when they are fished in finished walls.
If you can get the cables to pull through then go for it.


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