Electrical Wiring question


Old 02-01-10, 02:13 PM
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Electrical Wiring question

I have a 12/2 power source coming into a double gang switch box. The power source is then hooked up to 2 light switches that I need to power 2 different lights. From the switch box is it possible to use 12/3 (red to 1 switch, black to the other) and continue on to the first light. At the first light use the black power source from one switch and also neutral to power that light. Then use a pigtail from the neutral connection to the next light and the red wire to continue on and power the next light.

Sorry if this is confusing. I am trying not to use 2 seperate lines leaving the outlet box to the lights because I need to use wire mold and it would be cleaner if I can use 12/3.

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Old 02-01-10, 02:30 PM
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Yes, that would be ok.

Old 02-01-10, 02:41 PM
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Yes that's okay, however you typically do not use NM-B cable in wiremold. Stranded THHN individual wires is more appropriate.
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