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Old 09-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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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.
So, is there an issue or a question?

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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SO what is the question?
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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.
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Try this.
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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.
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forgot the diagram. No grounds shown for ease of drawing
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Try this.
That may not work.
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That may not work.
you mean doing nothing??
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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.
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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.

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you mean doing nothing??
No neutral at the switch!
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No neutral at the switch!
let him run a 12-3 cable then to the switch
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Alright everyone, I got the lighting all hooked up thanks to Hammerlane's diagram! So tyvm.

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