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Two switch light install single supply wire

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by oilstinks, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. oilstinks

    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

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    Putting in some lights in my shop. I want to be able to turn on half of the lights at a time instead of burning all of them if i just need to go in to grab something. So here it is. Do i need to split out of a junction box with the supply wire with two wires goin to each switch or tie all neutrals together and all grounds together and have main wire going to one of the switches then put a jumper to the switch beside it. Basicly two circuits from one. There will only be eight flouresant light so i know there wont be an overload of the 12/2 romex main circuit wire. Thanx for suggestions.

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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I'd bring the feed in & split it at a wire nut to feed each switch.
    Come off of each switch with a black & ground to the lights & tie all the neutrals together in the box
    I can see it in my head, I hope you can read my mind!
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    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

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    so nut two black wires to feed off of one then one to each switch?
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    Yep.
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