Wiring setup for single pole switch

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Old 07-21-08, 05:37 AM
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Wiring setup for single pole switch

I am attempting to wire a string of light's (4), with line source at the begining of the string, and the switch at the end of the string. I know how to do one light, but the string thing has me stumped. I can't see how to do it without using 14/3 wire to run the string. Any help, or maybe a diagram? Thanks
 
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Yes, the only way to do it would be to use 14/3 from the first light on and back feed the switched power.

Neutral (white to all lights) Black feeds through to switch, Red feeds from switch back to all lights.

This should be a 15A protected circuit for #14.

If that is not understandable I could send along a drawing
 
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DSC is correct, given the cable routing you stipulated. You need 14/3 between all the lights, but you only need 14/2 from the last light to the switch.

But there are many other ways (and, in my opinion, better ways) if you are not committed to the cable routing you mentioned.
 
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Thanks for your reply. I understand your explanation,,,,thanks
 
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