Electrical help

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Old 09-04-05, 07:20 PM
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Electrical help

Power is going into light first. White wire is becoming the hot wire going to the switch. Black is the neutral wire. Want to know if i can switch from this switch to the next light switch, switching black back to the hot wire to go to the porch light? Thanks
 
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Old 09-04-05, 08:15 PM
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No you cannot extend this to the next switch. This is called a switch loop and does not contain a neutral.

The black going back to the fixture is a switched hot.

The white that feeds the switch should be re-identified at both ends to denote that it is now a hot. Use red or black tape or a magic marker.
 
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