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Old 09-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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need help with new wiring, 2 pot lights and switch


i'm moving the switch location and changing to 2 pot lights. is this correct?: from panel 14/2 to switch, then from switch to first pot light then to second? how should they be connected at each point?

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i'm moving the switch location and changing to 2 pot lights. is this correct?: from panel 14/2 to switch, then from switch to first pot light then to second? how should they be connected at each point?
I made this drawing for a different thread, you don't have to have a junction box (unless the existing wiring won't reach the switch). Grounds not shown for clarity.
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so the top left would be the panel?
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so the top left would be the panel?
Top left is the JB,top right would be your switch,bottom two are your lights.
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in my case im not using a junction box, wiring coming directly from the breaker panel
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in my case im not using a junction box, wiring coming directly from the breaker panel
Power to the switch? Follow the above pic.ignore the JB.
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at switch the two white wires will splice together and get a wire nut, the two black wires will go directly to the switch, at lights black-black and white-white, grounds go together and make sure there are ground wires going to switch and box if it is metal
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Power to the switch? Follow the above pic.ignore the JB.
Above pic modified to eliminate the junction box.
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