Wiring 3 Switches With One Home Run. - 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 10-19-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 167
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Wiring 3 switches with one home run.


I am wiring my theater room lights and not sure what the easiest way to do this would be. Should I run it into the 3 gang box and pig tail there?

OR

The wall the switches are on is a divider wall between the theater and HVAC room (unfinished wall). I could put a junction box there and run my home run into it and then run 3 separate wires to the switches so my switch box wouldn't be so full.

What would be the best way?

Thanks, Abs777

Advertisement

Abs777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Springfield OH
Posts: 768
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Wiring 3 switches with one home run.


I think I would pigtail in the switch box. If you use a separate junction box, you may make wiring the blacks easier, but:

- you now have a potential need to wire six white wires together. You could join each white supply with each white load, but that would defeat the purpose of having the junction box
- you now have an ungly access panel in your wall

I don't believe it much of a problem doing a pigtail in the switch box.

Advertisement

oberkc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,959
Rewards Points: 2,314
Default

Wiring 3 switches with one home run.


To the switchbox James!!!!!!
__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is online now   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
Home Reno Wiring Problem Henry H Electrical 17 05-21-2010 09:24 PM
Home wiring problem CAD Electrical 8 10-17-2009 03:26 PM
mobile home light switches mjadec01 Electrical 15 10-15-2009 09:57 PM
Wiring Ethernet and Speakers in my home question seroth Electrical 10 01-18-2008 04:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts