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wojtekk

09:35AM | 09/26/07
Member Since: 09/23/07
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Bvelectrical
Hello

I have been having some trouble wirring 8 receseed light fictures on a 15 amp circuit. I followed the instructions from the box and wired 14/2 wire from junction box, to each light and finally to the switch at the end of the circuit. I figured out how to wire the last light fixtures and switch to make it work, by making both black and white hot, but I'm not sure what to do to all the previous lights.

When it was all wired up, with all blacks and all whites tied together, only the last light would work.

How do I wire all the other lights together in parallel? Do I need to run 14/3 wire? or can it be done with 14/2?

Please help.

Billhart

11:34AM | 09/26/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
What you are trying to do can't be done with 14/2 the way that you ran the wire.

You could do it with 14/3. But you need to verify that the can wiring box can accept that many wires. It should be stamped on the box.

Also running this with 14/3 can be a bit confusing.

I would disconnect the feed from the junction box to the first light.

Then run a new 14/2 cable from the junction box to the switch. Then rewire the switch and connection to the end light.

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switchoutlet/basiclightswitch/basiiclightswitchsw.htm
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