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Old 01-19-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Where do I start..can it be done w/o JB


This is new contruction. I intend to place all outlets for this room on a separate 20 amp circuit. The general lighting for a entry room and family room as shown on the diagram ...I would like to place them on a gen light 15 amp circuit. I started with a wiring layout from the panel to the first box and ended with a 3way and could not see a way to continue the circuit without going back to the 14/2 at the first switch and creating a junction box and daisy chain from there. In the few post that I have come across on JBs the word is that they should be avoided therefore I am looking for a way to accomplish this. Other points of interest are: each set of recessed lights will be control by its own dimmer and the ceiling fan/light will be controlled by its on switch of which the light will be 3 way. Though this is my first post...this forum has brought me a long ways with this house and any additional help/tips will be appreciated..
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why would you avoid JBs? other than the fact they need to be accessible? and remember, GFCI and dimmers do not mix well.

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and remember, GFCI and dimmers do not mix well.

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Do not mix well with what?
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This is new contruction. I intend to place all outlets for this room on a separate 20 amp circuit. The general lighting for a entry room and family room as shown on the diagram ...I would like to place them on a gen light 15 amp circuit. I started with a wiring layout from the panel to the first box and ended with a 3way and could not see a way to continue the circuit without going back to the 14/2 at the first switch and creating a junction box and daisy chain from there. In the few post that I have come across on JBs the word is that they should be avoided therefore I am looking for a way to accomplish this. Other points of interest are: each set of recessed lights will be control by its own dimmer and the ceiling fan/light will be controlled by its on switch of which the light will be 3 way. Though this is my first post...this forum has brought me a long ways with this house and any additional help/tips will be appreciated..
Daisy chain your 120 to all the boxes that require it, then run your 3ways, pay careful attention to box fill and all will be good!
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On paper that looks fine, but DO NOT wire your 3-ways like that.
It can be done with "4-wire" cable but it's not worth it.

Run your wiring from switch to switch to switch, THEN to the light box.
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