Swich question for existing lights

Old 12-03-04, 09:38 AM
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Swich question for existing lights

Hello - I have a question that I'm hoping someone could assist with.

My current setup is that I have 2 lights (A and B) in one room that are just pull string lights, no wall switch. There are 2 addidtional lights (C and D) that are in a different room but are on the same line, just downstream.

I installed a light switch with the intent to be able to control lights A and B. from the wall switch, I ran a line to Light A. I tied the power coming into Light A with this line from the switch. So now my power is broke at the switch. The switch works, but it controls all 4 lights. This makes sense to me because they are all on the same line.

Is there anyway to seperate out just Light A and B so that this new wall switch controls just these and not the other 2 lights (C and D)? Lights C and D have their own seperate switch. I only have access to the wall outlet and switch as the walls and ceiling have been drywalled and painted.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 12-03-04, 12:46 PM
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What wiring method was used between lights A&B. Is it cable or is it raceway?
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Old 12-03-04, 01:15 PM
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You need to get an extra cable from A to wherever the cable from B goes to. This will allow you to continue unswitched power past B. If there is conduit between A and B, you can just run one more wire through it to accomplish the same thing. Or if you can replace the 14/2 between A and B with a 14/3, this would also solve the problem.

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