Need Help With Separating The Control Of Lights - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Need help with separating the control of lights-image-1717415163.jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Need help with separating the control of lights-image-1793929993.jpg  

Advertisement

Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Hard to see where wires are going/coming from. Is it like this?
Attached Thumbnails
Need help with separating the control of lights-image-1717415163.jpg  
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
TTW
Member
 
TTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 350
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Does this look right?

__________________
#1 - If you don't know what you're doing - get a licensed electrician!
#2 - If you follow my advice and something bad happens see # 1
Electricity bites hard, and it could be the last thing you feel... Good Luck!
TTW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #19
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Hammerlane has it right. There is also a black wire coming from the top left tube that goes into the tube going to the left and the top right tube.
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Regarding the red and blue wire attached to the dimmer. Which wire is always HOT and which wire is only HOT when the switch is on?

Do you know how to determine this?
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Get a dvom, one lead on ground other lead on one wire and check for voltage? Then do the same for the other wire? Switch position is a factor of coarse.

Last edited by Mike.G; 12-19-2012 at 10:41 PM.
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Red wire is the hot wire at all times and the blue is hot only with the switch on.
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


The light I opened is the left light of the right pair.

Need help with separating the control of lights-image-698665871.jpg

Here is a quick sketch of my basement's layout.

Need help with separating the control of lights-image-1906776881.jpg
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cairns Australia
Posts: 2,710
Rewards Points: 2,380
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerlane View Post
Seems pretty simple...4 lites controled by one switch...question is where is power coming into?

The switch location or is power coming into one of the light locations?

here are a few diagrams I had saved. No ground wires shown for ease of drawing.


What program do you use to make these type of pictures /wiring diagram ?
dmxtothemax is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Quote:
Originally Posted by dmxtothemax View Post
What program do you use to make these type of pictures /wiring diagram ?
I use microsoft paint program, Turn the canvas light gray and get to drawing using the line tool. For the devices I just save piictures and paste them in.
Attached Thumbnails
Need help with separating the control of lights-new-20bitmap-20image-20-2-.jpg  
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #26
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


So the right switch as you have it labeled controls lites 1 thru 8?

The left switch as you have it labeled controls lights 9 thru 12?

You want the new switch control to control lites 1, 5, 9 and 10?
Attached Thumbnails
Need help with separating the control of lights-image-1906776881.jpg  
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #27
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


Correct. The new wall is already in place and I haven't put the drywall on it yet. I'm waiting to get the electrical done.
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


The left side switch as you have it labeled in the diagram will only control lites 11 and 12?
??
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #29
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


It will still control lights 11 and 12.
Mike.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130
Default

Need help with separating the control of lights


The switch you you showed in post #16....is that the left side switch or right side switch as shown in the diagram

Advertisement

hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Heater gas control valve/thermostat loose connection Claymation Plumbing 0 06-19-2012 03:18 PM
Lights still dimming and flickerin Keisha34 Electrical 18 06-09-2012 12:14 AM
Dimming and Flickering lights in home Keisha34 Electrical 34 06-05-2012 03:22 PM
Landscape lights BlueBSH Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 02-24-2010 10:43 PM
New lights in basement CooperChloe Electrical 11 01-11-2009 12:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts