Indoor wiring question

Old 09-08-10, 12:18 PM
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Indoor wiring question

I have a small playhouse that I'm running some electric to. In order:

1. Power source
2. Standard power outlet
3. Switch
4. Light 1
5. Light 2

I would like for the power outlet to remain powered even if the switch is turned off. Light 1 and 2 should only be on if the switch is on.

Can I just wire these in a straight sequence and it will work as expected? If I must then I can reverse 2 and 3 to make the switch control all three.

Old 09-08-10, 12:22 PM
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Yes they can be wired in that order using 12/2 or 14/2 cable; the hot is broken by the switch. If this is outdoors, NM-B romex cannot be used. GFCI protection is required, perhaps bubble covers also. The location of the GFCI affects required burial depth. Since you said playhouse I would also strongly recommend TR (tamper-resistant) receptacles.
Old 09-08-10, 04:35 PM
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"Playhouse" as in theater, or as in kids-going-crazy?? If the latter, I would suggest a GFCI breaker to control all the wiring from the box to the house, just in case.

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