I have 3 lighting banks on 3 switches, fed from 1 circuit. light bank #1 consists of 2 pot lights, #2 a ceiling fan, and #3 3 pot lights. I don't need them to be 3 or 4 way switched. but I am stumped on how to feed them to make them work.
I have gutted my cottage and rewired it to bring it up to code. all walls are open and all power and lighting circuits and breakers are new. I mentioned 3 and 4 way switching because the location of the lights looks like that might be logical but I just want each bank switched separately but from 1 circuit but all 3 are independent. Does that help? thanks for replying to my post.
I have bank #1 with the 2 pot lights and bank 2 with the ceiling fan in 1-2 gang box and across the room I have the switch for the 3 pot lights. power feed comes into box 1 with the 2 switches and then out to the box across the room.
Switch box #2 - You should have a cable coming from the lite to the switch. Connect the two whites together and connect one black to each switch screw.
Switch box #1 - connect the whites together like above and connect the black from each light to a screw on each switch. For power you will have add two pigtails to the black power feed and then connect one to each switch.
I think its more complicated than that. Box 1 has 4 cables, 1- power in, 1 power out to box 2, lights in and fan in. box 2 has power in from box 1 and lights in. So I have lots of neutrals, grounds and hots in box 1.
the cottage is 50 miles away and I won't be getting back up there until saturday. I'll take a look then. I called for rough inspection for today or tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what the inspector writes up about this installation.
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