Electrical Wiring

Old 03-25-03, 11:33 AM
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I just extended my living room and need to install new lights. I have 2 projects. 1. Installing and wiring for outside light. 2 Installing Recess lights in the living room. For the outside lights I used the old connector box, because it was already using newly 12-2 Romex wires, which was easy part. But the original inside lights used a old wires, Iím not sure on the proper name or terminology, but itís the wires which are all black and not Romex, and they are all individual wires.
Please advise, can I just use a Gang box and connect the old wires with new 12-2 Romex wires which will connect with newly installed lights and receptacles. Or there is a different and more appropriate method.

Thanks in advance.

Old 03-25-03, 12:21 PM
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You are no longer allowed to extend non-grounded circuits. Besides the fact that you would not have a ground for your new circuitry, adding additional loads to what is probably already overloaded circuits does not make good sense.

The proper method would be to run a new grounded circuit for your new receptacles and lighting.
Old 03-25-03, 12:37 PM
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In this case should I just install a Circuit Breaker in a junction box, and wire all new wires to the lights as well as the receptacle?

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