Electrictal wiring

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Old 09-08-02, 05:06 PM
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Question Electrictal wiring

I have 4 outlets running to the ceiling and the power from the breaker and I would like to know how to hook up a light fixture What is the proper wiring?
 
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Old 09-08-02, 07:16 PM
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I'm not quite sure what you mean, but I'll guess. Do you have four cables running from four wall receptacles to a box in the ceiling into which the power cable comes? Is there, or was there, a light connected to this box? And is there a wall switch that also has a cable running to this box? We need more details, as there are a number of possibilities.
 
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Old 09-09-02, 04:34 PM
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Electrical wiring

I'm finishing my basement so i have 4 outlets 10/2bx and the switch10/2bx and 1 of the outlets is providing power.I would like to know how to hook up a light the proper way.
 
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Old 09-10-02, 03:23 PM
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Chilo,
Are you saying that you have power to one receptacle and from that receptacle you ran a 10/2bx up to a junction box in the ceiling?Then from that j-box you ran 3 10/2 bx cables to 3 other receptacles and 1 10/2 bx to a switch box?Is this junction box the 1 for the light fixture also? Do you have 5 10/2 bx cables at this box?We need to understand how your cables are ran in order to answer your question!!!
 
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Old 09-15-02, 05:37 PM
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that is the junction box for which i am trying to hook up the light fixture. the number of bx is correct. there all connected to a 20ampf.
 
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Old 09-15-02, 08:33 PM
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Chilo
I don't know the size of the junction box that you are using,but the 10 #10 conductors will require 25 cubic inches of space in the box . You will probably need to split this up into two j-boxes.(a 4"x2 1/8" round/octagon box will hold 8 #10's)
Using just 1 box,the wiring will be as follows;
MAKE SURE THAT THE POWER IS TURNED OFF!!!
(1) the hot feed (black)coming into the box should tie into the blacks from each of the other 3 receptacles and the white wire going to the light switch.(use a black marker to reidentify the white wire at the box and at the switch)
(2)the neutral(white)coming into the box should tie into the whites from each of the other 3 receptacles and the white from the light fixture.
(3)the black from the switch will tie into the black from the fixture.
(4)at each receptacle the white goes on the silver screw and the black on the gold screw.
(5)at the switch,black will go on 1 screw and the white(that has been colored black)will go to the other one.
(6)use a green or bare #12 to ground the switch,receptacles,and light fixture from the junction boxes.There should be a 10-24 tapped hole in the back of each box for attaching the ground wire to.
 
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Old 09-17-02, 06:26 PM
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THANK YOU. IF I HAVE ANYMORE QUESTION REGARDING THIS PROJECT.I'LL BE SURE TO LET YOU KNOW.
 
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