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JanetH

12:46PM | 09/19/02
Member Since: 08/27/02
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I have a 75 year old home in Baltimore. The people who previously owned the home finished the basement and put in a light that connects directly to the wiring and doesn't go through a switch. Therefore, it cannot ever be turned off. I want to reinstall a new light and put in a switch.

I'm thinking that what I have to do is install a junction box and switch near the light, run the wire to that first, and then to the light. But what kind of switch do I need that will allow me to run wire to it, and then continue it on the other side to the light? Help?

Joe Tedesco

03:15PM | 09/19/02
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
quote:
I have a 75 year old home in Baltimore. The people who previously owned the home finished the
basement and put in a light that connects directly to the wiring and doesn't go through a switch.
Therefore, it cannot ever be turned off. I want to reinstall a new light and put in a switch.

I'm thinking that what I have to do is install a junction box and switch near the light, run the wire to
that first, and then to the light. But what kind of switch do I need that will allow me to run wire to it,
and then continue it on the other side to the light? Help?



JanetH:

We could go through the steps here online, but we would surely miss a few, so I have added a number of information articles in the electrical archive here, please look at that link below, and if you need any help after reading it we'll be here.
http://nrha.org/howto/electric/wiring/ewiring.htm

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