Help!! trying to add wiring to older home

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Old 12-14-05, 12:10 PM
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Help!! trying to add wiring to older home

Okay, here's my sinerio, I have a 1 lightswitch that already controls the top of 2 power outlets in the room, I've since added 2 wall lights to the switch. My problem is that I forgot to label my wiring. There is one 3 wire that was existing with red, white, black and ground. there are also 2 existing 2 wire with white and black and ground. I've added 1, 2 wire that goes to the 1st fixture, then I've wired that in parallel to the 2nd fixture. My problem is I can't figure out how to wire everything at the switch.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 12-14-05, 12:36 PM
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The most likely wiring is as follows:

Connect all the white wires together with a wire nut.

Connect the original red and your new black to one side of the switch. A wire nut and pigtail will be needed.

Connect the original two black wires to the other side of the switch. . A wire nut and pigtail will be needed.

Connect the ground wires together, and to the switch, and to the metal box.
 
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Old 12-14-05, 12:52 PM
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Thanx alot for the reply, I'll give it a shot.
Hagen
 
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Old 12-29-05, 11:26 AM
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no power in other room on same circut

The wiring worked out great, but now I have no power in my bathroom, which is on the same set of breakers.
Any help would be great.
 
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Old 12-29-05, 01:35 PM
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I would check all the wiring at the switch. You probably have an open.
 
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