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05:49AM | 06/04/04
Member Since: 06/02/04
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I have a switch box with two leads feeding into it, one from a ceiling fixture and one from two wall sconces. Today, it is not connected properly and the switch does not work the wall sconces. Also, the ceiling fixture has solid gauge wire while the sconces have the typical black, white and green.

I would like to connect both fixtures to one switch properly--is there a risk that the two fixtures will carry too much of a load for a standard single pole 15amp 120vac switch?




07:26AM | 06/04/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If the wiring is as you describe you can't do it. You said 1 cable form sconce and one from ceiling fixture. If both of those cable only have black, white, ground then you don't have enough wires. You can wire one fixture as a switch loop but you can do the other fixture. The only fixture you can do is the one with the power coming into it.

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