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Old 02-09-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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So I have a switch loop that powers an out side light. I wanted to add an additional light outside so I ran 12/2 wiring from the light junction box over to the new light's box. By doing so I increased the size of the loop. Old Black wire to to new black, new white to old light black, old light white to old wiring white. Are there any issues with doing this? It works as is, but I just want to make sure it is safe.

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So I have a switch loop that powers an out side light. I wanted to add an additional light outside so I ran 12/2 wiring from the light junction box over to the new light's box. By doing so I increased the size of the loop. Old Black wire to to new black, new white to old light black, old light white to old wiring white. Are there any issues with doing this? It works as is, but I just want to make sure it is safe.

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If you want the new light switched at the same time as the old fixture follow Stubbies diagram. You have the wire colors switched in your description.
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Awesome info. I've been looking all over for a diagram like that. Thanks guys.
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