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Old 02-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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wiring diagram needed for can lights with a twist


I have a 6 can/pot light configuration on a single pole switch with a twist. The hot from the box feeds the first can light which has the out from the switch and the out for another can light but i have an independent 14/2 going to a gas fireplace that has to operate indpendent of the switch. So in total i have the hot, the switch, the can light, the out to the next can light and an out to the fireplace all in the one pot junction (5 wires). How do i wire this to ensure the pots run in parellel by way of the swich but the fireplace runs independent from the hot from the box unaffected by the switch? Hope this is clearer than it sounds.

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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wiring diagram needed for can lights with a twist


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I have a 6 can/pot light configuration on a single pole switch...
That's really too many.
Not by amps -- but because it limits your "mood" options.

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The hot from the box feeds the first can light...
Pull that back and have it feed to the switch box instead.

Then either choose which of the six you want on one switch vs the other... or pull a separate wire back from each light to the switches.
(This also makes it easier to "change it up" later on if so desired)

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i have an independent 14/2 going to a gas fireplace that has to operate independent of the switch.
Of course. The FP should be on it's own switch and that switch should be NEAR the fireplace. Re feed if needed to accomplish this.

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So in total i have the hot, the switch, the can light, the out to the next can light and an out to the fireplace all in the one pot junction (5 wires).
Not for long. Get to work.

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