new light switch to old light

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Old 01-02-03, 01:29 PM
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new light switch to old light

I just added a couple of walls in my basement. I added 3 wall outlets that were wired into a junction box. I have ceiling light that currently works off the old pull string that i would like to put on a switch.
Details: I removed the source from the ceiling light and put it in a j-box. I then ran the 14-2 from the j-box to the light. I also ran 14-2 from the J-box to the outlets in the wall. The light nor the switch is currently hooked up because i am a little confused as to how this should be done. I do have another 14-2 running from the switch to the light which is not hooked up at either end. Can someone please help me...

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Old 01-02-03, 01:54 PM
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"Details: I removed the source from the ceiling light and put it in a j-box. I then ran the 14-2 from the j-box to the light. I also ran 14-2 from the J-box to the outlets in the wall. The light nor the switch is currently hooked up because i am a little confused as to how this should be done. I do have another 14-2 running from the switch to the light which is not hooked up at either end."

I take it you have the receptacles wired already as you did not refer to needing help with that part if you do let us know. For the light 14/2 will work but how you go about the next step would depend which country you are in. If you are in the U.S. then you will have to remark the white wire at both ends as you can't use it for a switch leg unless it is permanantly recolored. Heat shrink tubing works and so does a black marker. In in Canada ignore that last part no remarking needed. Connect the white from the feed (or power source) to the white on the fixture (or siver screw) connect the black from the feed to the remarked white going to the switch and the black from the switch to the brass screw (or black wire) on the fixture. Connect the switch.
I hope this answers your question.
 
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