Wiring new light?

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Old 08-23-00, 07:54 PM
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I have a light that works in my florida room and a switch that operates it. I'm trying to install a light in my patio and a dual switch so I can use the same light switch box. I ran new wire from my new light to the dual switch. How do I get power to my new light? I tried running wire jumpers from the first switch but both switches worked the old light. I'm very new and don't know much about electrical.
 
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Old 08-24-00, 08:15 AM
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You get power to your light by having a neutral in the switch box. By the sounds of
things, you have an end of line switch, with
power at the original light, which will require you pull a 14/3 or a 12/3 between the original light and the switch, or between the
two lights.
 
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Old 08-24-00, 03:54 PM
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When you get the neutral problem solved you need to recheck the wiring on the switch. You have the hot and switch leg opposite of what it should be. The hot wire should be on the side that has a jumper between the screws. The othe two screws on opposite side are the switch terminals.
 
 

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