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Old 04-18-03, 08:19 AM
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Romex run

Hello, I'm running 2 new outlets and a light switch. I'm planning on running outlet to outlet to light switch to fixture. Anyone see any problems with this run?? Thanks in advance ,Eric
 
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It sounds fine, just make sure to switch the hot leg, and run the neutral straight through.
 
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Assuming the outlets are unswitched and the switch controls only the light, it's perfect!
 
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Hey Guy's, You mean just make the connections with the hot and connect the neutral at the end of the run??? Right? What about the ground? Can I do the same with some recessed light I'm about to run?? Thanks for your help, Eric
 
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Eric, I don't understand your last post well enough to agree or disagree. But the project you are attempting is covered very well, with great pictures and diagrams, in virtually all books on home wiring available at your public library or home improvement center. I strongly suggest you pick one or two up.
 
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Hey John, I got confused by the comment to switch the hot and run the neutral straight through? Do I have to connect both wires and the ground at each box or can I run the neutral straight through and just connect it at the fixture. thanks Eric
 
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We are having a terminology problem.

What do you mean by "run the neutral straight through"? Are you running individual wires and somehow running the neutral through the box without a splice?

If you are running NM-B cable (aka Romex), all wires are normally connected to something in every box. Sometimes they are just connected to other wires, and sometimes they are connected to the device (receptacle or switch) in the box.

"Switch the hot leg" comment meant to only attach black wires to any switch.

Grounding (bare) wires are always connected to all other grounding wires and green screws in the box, and to the box itself if metal.

Neutral (white) wires are connected to other neutral wires and to silver screws on receptacles.

Hot (black) wires are connected to other black wires and to brass screws on switches and receptacles.
 
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Thanks John, I had it right in my mind. Lestricians comments threw me for a loop. Thanks to both you guys for your help!!! Eric

P.S. I bought "Wiring 1-2-3" at Home Depot tonight anyway.
 
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