Wiring additional Garage lightswitch

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-14-11, 10:56 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Wiring additional Garage lightswitch

I currently have a single switch inside the house to turn on the garage lights. It is quite annoying to have to open the door and go inside the house to turn on the lights, so I want to change this to a three-way switch, and add a second switch in the garage.

My question is this: In order to wire to the switch that would be in the garage, I have to go though the insulated wall between the house and garage. Are there any special things I need to do because this is an insulated wall? Can I just route the wire though the insulation and tape the hole where the wire goes though?

thanks,
Todd
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-14-11, 11:05 AM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 11,982
Yup. You can just run the cable through the insulation. The penetration between the house and garage will need to be filled as it is a fire wall. You mentioned tapeing which is an approved method for repairing a firewall in a house.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'