switch wiring

Old 10-14-02, 08:35 PM
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switch wiring

I have three wall switchs going to two lights and one outlet. There is no ground,and one hot lead from breaker box. How do i wire this monster. Please advise and thanks. wlh 40
Old 10-14-02, 08:54 PM
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There are many, many options. Normally you make the choice based on a lot more information than I have, such as the physical layout of all of this stuff. But let me tell you one way. If you accept it, I can provide more detail.

I also must assume how you want this to work. Since you didn't say otherwise, I'll assume each of the three switches controls one of the three things you mentioned.

I'll also assume that none of the wiring is in place yet. But perhaps all the wiring is already there and you're asking only for connection information. If this is true, then I'd like to know why it needs connection and what wire you have (full details please).

Run the following 12/2 cables (or 14/2 if it's on a 15-amp circuit and you'd prefer not to use 12/2):
(1) From the source of power to the first switch box.
(2) From the first switch box to what it controls.
(3) From the first switch box to the second switch box.
(4) From the second switch box to what it controls.
(5) From the second switch box to the third switch box.
(6) From the third switch box to what it controls.

If this sounds good to you, then let me know if you need detailed connection information.
Old 10-15-02, 06:58 PM
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Smile 3 switchs

Hi John: thank you your help i did just as you instructed and all worked just fine,all switchs ands lights are now on line. Thanks again wlh40 Had one small problem after i did the wireing i tested the circuit it worked for approxmately 2 minutes and shut down had no power to switchs, found that the circuit breaker malfuctioned ? R@R the breaker 15amp and it works fine. Thanks again.

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