wiring switch at end of run


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Old 09-09-03, 05:37 PM
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Question wiring switch at end of run

I've decided to finish out my basement and don't quite know how to do some (what might be very simple) wiring. I left my wiring book at the other house and am stumped.

The light fixtures in the basement have pull chains. I'd like to change out the fixture, and add a switch to the light in one of the rooms. I've found all sorts of references for runs of lights, but not for just one single light.

Question: How do you wire a single pole switch to operate one light fixture where the feed comes into the light and the switch is at the end of the run?

Is this correct? connect Feed white to fixture white. Connect Feed black to "out to switch" black. Connect fixture black to "out to switch" white that has been marked with black tape.
At the switch, mark the white wire with black tape and attach.

Thanks for any help here!
 
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Old 09-09-03, 07:01 PM
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You description will work however you should reverse the white and black going to the switch. You need to have the black coming from the switch connect to the light.

http://www.homewiringandmore.com/swi...tswitchsl.html
 
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Old 09-09-03, 09:34 PM
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Thank you!
 
 

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