new can lighting


Old 05-05-06, 11:09 AM
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new can lighting

I am going to add two new can lights in the kitchen and replace three old ones. I noticed that the current setup has power in to one can and branches off to the other two. I was wondering--Should I keep this same setup for the power into one can and having the other four feed into it individually (1.) or can they be set up linearly(2.)??

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Old 05-05-06, 11:16 AM
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Do whatever you want. Electrically it makes no difference. As long as you don't exceed box fill (and you aren't likely with only three sets of wires (maximum) in any one can you are fine.
Old 05-05-06, 11:40 AM
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I would route it in the manner that avoids using much extra cable compared to the optimal route.
If a straight daisychain does the job, that is fine.

Remember to close any unused openings (knockouts) in the boxes.
Old 05-05-06, 11:44 AM
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Thank you for the info.

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