wiring a middle of the run switch

Old 06-06-04, 08:43 AM
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wiring a middle of the run switch

I have three sets of cables coming into a new switch. One is bringing power in and is powering a set of other switches. There is a black pigtale that is capped. I know to power a switch I need two hots. There is no white with black tape (hot) to power the switch. Please help!
Old 06-06-04, 08:53 AM
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We need the bigger picture. What did you start with, what new stuff did you add, and what are you trying to accomplish?
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Please allow me to re-state your description--- " there are 3 cables coming into a switch outlet-box-----"

Please indentify each cable by the # of conductors---ex: " there are two 2-wire cables, and one 3-wire cable---"

# of switches connected-- 1 or 2?

types of switches--- 2 single-poles or 1 single-pole and 1 3-way?

What cable-conductor connects to a switch or another cable-conductor. Ex--- "All 3 White wires connect together"

Are you trying to connect an new switch, or re-place a defective switch?

Good Luck & Enjoy the Experience!!!!!!!!!!

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