03:55AM | 09/07/08
Member Since: 09/06/08
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We want to replace the one light fixture in the half bath with 2 sconces(separate individual lighting). Each new fixture, left and right, would be approx. 24" away from the existing fixture and wiring.

What is the correct way to rewire this? I am thinking I should be able to wire both fixtures using the existing wiring.

Let me know what the steps would be. Also, are there websites that give detailed instruction and pictures on how to do this? If so, let me know the website addresses.

Thanks in advance,

Carlton Hammond


10:26AM | 09/09/08
Member Since: 01/09/07
198 lifetime posts
Basically, you install 2 new boxes where the 2 new lights will be located, and run a short cable from each back to the old box. Then in that box, you connect those cables together, so they are both controlled by the existing switch. (You need to leave the existing box accessible, under a blank cover plate.)

The complications will mostly come in trying to run the new cables behind the walls and back to the old box, without damage to the walls, etc. The wiring part is pretty simple, compared to trying to get cables through walls that you can't see, and whatever might be in the way back there.
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