Single Light Switch With 3 14-2 Wires - Electrical - 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 08-26-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

single light switch with 3 14-2 wires


single light switch with 3 14-2 wires one is from the breaker one goes to light fixture the last one sends power to the outlets in another room how do I connect the wires

Advertisement

Larry Penny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,965
Rewards Points: 2,326
Default

single light switch with 3 14-2 wires


Connect all whites together.
Connect the black to the light to the top of the switch.
Connect the other two blacks togetheralong with a pigtail and connect this to the bottom of the switch.
Also connect all grounds and take one to the switch.

Advertisement

__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 05:13 PM   #3
Member
 
Handy Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 185
Rewards Points: 150
Default

single light switch with 3 14-2 wires


Quote:
Originally Posted by jbfan View Post
Connect all whites together.
Connect the black to the light to the top of the switch.
Connect the other two blacks togetheralong with a pigtail and connect this to the bottom of the switch.
Also connect all grounds and take one to the switch.
I could not agree more.

(But please always be careful when tinkering with electrical wires.)

Last edited by Handy Vinny; 08-26-2010 at 05:19 PM.
Handy Vinny 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
3-way light with a twist Jeepsail Electrical 14 05-18-2010 02:24 AM
new light and switch problem please help rebelbull Electrical 1 10-02-2009 07:39 AM
HELP.. trouble adding light to single pole switch RickDel Electrical 13 09-09-2009 11:18 PM
4 way switch confusion Richo Electrical 10 04-09-2009 08:11 AM
Changing Light Fixture - Way too many wires and light wont switch off marapapa Electrical 3 01-13-2006 02:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts