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Old 12-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #31
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #32
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How do you plan on getting power into the New Switch location? I put diagram here to stop going back to page 2
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #33
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I don't know much about wiring lights. But can't borrow power from a nearby wall outlet? Or can I use the existing power that is already and run it to the new switch first? Then get a new wire, which only carries power only when the switch is turned on, and run that from the new switch into the lights inside the room.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #34
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The existing power run to the 4 new lights is switched power. You said these four lites were the last of each run. Like you said we can grab power from the right switch location and send that to the new switch location. Let me try and do a diagram.
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see if this helps. Grounds are not shown for ease of drawing. In this setup, the switch for the new four-lite area is obtaining its power from the right switch location
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #36
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So I will have to remove a lot of drywall in order to get this done won't I?
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there may be a less destructive way but without knowing exactly how cables are run between your current switches and devices it is difficult to guess. Especially with now 3 switches and 12 lites. The key is getting power into the new switch location. Lights A and B you say were the last 2 in the original right switch and lights C and D were the last 2 in the original left light circuit. So A and B are most likely already continuous and C and D are most likely already continuous. So after disconnecting these four from their original circuits, all you would have to do is connect B to C.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #38
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So would you suggest taking off a path of drywall and drill holes through the floor joists to run the new tubing? Or what about the other option of getting power from a wall outlet?
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option of getting power from a wall outlet?
that can be an option if a receptacle is closer
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There is. It would save me money on materials. And I wouldn't have to mess with the finished portion of the basement.
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The wiring would still be the same as your diagram above, right?
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The wiring would still be the same as your diagram above, right?
pretty much the same except that the 12-2 running from the right side switch to the new switch would be running from the receptacle to the new switch
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Alright well thank you for the help. Can you clarify what these wires are for?

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Or how can I identify what they are for.

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