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andyrew 09-09-2012 11:11 AM

Wiring help!
 
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I have a little problem figuring out how to wire my shop. From the box, a line goes all the way to the other side of the shop. In the middle is where that line is intersected by a switch and the string of lights that run in a loop that ends up in the middle. I hopefully attached a photo of a diagram i drew to help you see what i am explaining.

brric 09-09-2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by andyrew (Post 1006247)
I have a little problem figuring out how to wire my shop. From the box, a line goes all the way to the other side of the shop. In the middle is where that line is intersected by a switch and the string of lights that run in a loop that ends up in the middle. I hopefully attached a photo of a diagram i drew to help you see what i am explaining.

So, is there an issue or a question?

hammerlane 09-09-2012 11:34 AM

SO what is the question?

andyrew 09-09-2012 11:39 AM

Oh I'm sorry. I can't figure out how to wire the switch and the lights into that line that goes from the box to the outlet. So the outlet would always be on, but the lights would operate on the switch.

hammerlane 09-09-2012 11:48 AM

Try this.

brric 09-09-2012 11:51 AM

The white from the cable going to the lights is connected to the whites going to the recep. The black from the cable going to the lights is connected to one terminal of the switch. A pigtail from the blacks going to the recep is connected to the other terminal of the switch. Grounding connections omitted for clarity.

hammerlane 09-09-2012 11:52 AM

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forgot the diagram. No grounds shown for ease of drawing

brric 09-09-2012 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 1006271)
Try this.

That may not work.:whistling2:

hammerlane 09-09-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by brric (Post 1006277)
That may not work.:whistling2:

you mean doing nothing??

andyrew 09-09-2012 11:59 AM

OK thanks to the both of you. I'll be trying this out here in a bit and then I'll be back on here and tell you how it goes.

frenchelectrican 09-09-2012 12:06 PM

If this in the garage then normally I do is keep the light and receptales seperated so in case something trip the receptales the lights stay on.

That only if you have breaker box in the garage that will make the differnce there.

Merci,
Marc

jbfan 09-09-2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 1006278)
you mean doing nothing??

No neutral at the switch!

hammerlane 09-09-2012 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 1006314)
No neutral at the switch!

let him run a 12-3 cable then to the switch

andyrew 09-09-2012 05:53 PM

Alright everyone, I got the lighting all hooked up thanks to Hammerlane's diagram! So tyvm.


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