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Old 02-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Working on wiring the detached garage today. Can anyone refresh my memory, does a switch loop for a light on the garage get power from the garage and only switching wires travel back to the house in the conduit?

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hard to tell you with that little info. Open one end, light or switch and tell us what you see.

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hard to tell you with that little info. Open one end, light or switch and tell us what you see.
HI;

This is all brand new, I ripped everything out. I am going to put a light on the garage that is operated by a switch in the house. So I will be running a switch loop in the underground conduit to the garage. I believe that the fixture on the garage needs to be power from the panel in the garage, and you just run a switch loop back to the house.

I just wanted to confirm that the power should be coming from the detached structure, so I comply with the single point of disconnect rule. I am currently reading over the single point of disconnect rule in the NEC, but am having trouble finding the switch loop exemption.

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