Electricity out to shed

Old 07-26-03, 06:18 AM
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Electricity out to shed

I have run electricity out to a shed and have about 6 receptacles in place. Right now I am turning the power off and on at the breaker box when I want to go work out there.

I want to put a switch inside the door so it's a little more convenient to turn the power on and off.

My question is: How do you wire the little switch? I am thinking that you on cut the black wire and connect to the switch and leave the white wire uninterrupted to travel on to the receptacles.

The switch would just be used to turn on/off power inside the building.


Old 07-26-03, 10:02 AM
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Yes that is correct the switch opens the black (hot) wire. But it has to be done in an approved junction box. You will have to install a junction box at the door (if there is not one there already) and if the existing cable is long enough put it into the box and install the switch as described above. These are just general instructions if you provide more detailed info for your installation i can give specific info.
Old 07-27-03, 04:55 AM
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switch to turn powere off/on in shed

Thanks a million. I will put in a junction box for the switch and proceed with getting a switch out there to make it easier to just walk out and get some lights out there.

again, thanks


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