Wiring Question. Medium difficulty


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Old 08-27-19, 10:23 AM
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Wiring Question. Medium difficulty

I have a challenging wiring question.

I have power coming in to a pull chain light fixture(beginning-of-run). it needs to stay in its current position. I need to borrow power from it and add two downstream STANDARD light fixtures, with a power switch at end-of-run.

The goal is to have the pull-chain light fixture, function independently (regardless of downstream switch position). The two downstream lights need to be controlled by the light switch at end-of-run.

I've attached a diagram showing the layout. How do I wire this. Feel free to markup the document or attach another, showing the wiring needed.

Thanks.

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You need to pull 14-2/g cable from the existing light to light 2, then 14-3/g cable from light 2 to light 1 and from light 1 to switch.

At the existing light match all the colors to each other.

At lights 1 & 2, black to black, red(s) to fixture black, connect all whites incl. fixture

At switch, cap white, black and red to switch terminals.

Grounds all get tied together at each box. Use #12 cable instead of #14 if this is a 20A circuit.
 
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Old 08-27-19, 02:49 PM
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This is what I was needing. I have a spool of 14/2 and 14/3 wire. So, plenty to go around. If you could do me a favor. Draw this up similar to my attachment, or update it so I have a visual representation. I am a highly visual person when it comes to this.
 
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I can't edit PDF. Load the image as a Jpeg.
 
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Picture posted from pdf link.
 
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here is the drawing.

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No worries.... Your solution nailed it. Followed the guidelines, didn't pop a breaker. Didn't electrocute myself.And, I now have a working pantry, pull-chain light and two, nice pendant lamps working off the added switch. Perfect solution. AND.... happy wife.
 
 

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