Pot Light Wiring - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10

Pot light wiring

Hi All
I am putting in 12 pot lights. I have the original wiring to start with, I will us 1 dimmer. The original wire is a 14/3 and it ran to a florescent (red wire just dead-ended at the light fixture) then a 14/2 came out of the light to a second one. When I put the new lights in should I use all 14/3 and if so how would I wire it?
Thanks for all the help and I'm sure there will be more to follow!


Tboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
jbfan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 6,003
Rewards Points: 2,402

Pot light wiring

14/2 from the light to light.
Leave the red wire capped in the first light.


Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jbfan For This Useful Post:
Tboy (11-16-2011)

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
wiring light backwards mcon Electrical 2 02-11-2011 08:27 AM
Adding 2 more lights to existing light BCH_COLIN Electrical 7 01-24-2011 12:04 PM
Wiring lights with power coming into first light rovers1973 Electrical 2 08-23-2010 07:52 AM
Light fixture: Does hot&neutral designation matter, and possible wiring anomaly. Deck Electrical 8 08-26-2009 09:08 AM
wiring a new light ugmr10 Electrical 2 12-30-2003 11:59 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts