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Old 06-19-13, 10:19 AM
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New circuit wiring question

How would a wire a series like this: feed to light - light - light - 2 way switch (controlling all lights) - receptacle ? Thanks!
 
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Old 06-19-13, 11:05 AM
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What is a "2 way" switch. That term is not used in US and Canadian wiring.
 
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Just a regular on off switch
 
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Old 06-19-13, 11:46 AM
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The wiring is best understood if 1/2 EMT is the Wiring Method. We have -- !/2 " EMT from The Feed-Out " box to Fixture Box 1 ( FB1 )--- FB1 to FB2-----FB2 to FB3---- FB3 to 3WS 2 ( Three-way Switch 2 ) ------ 3WS 2 to 3WS 1---- 3WS 1 to the receptacle.

A Black Conductor from the "Feed-Out" box to the receptacle box with a connection point at 3WS 1--- a White Conductor from the "Feed-Out" box to the recptacle box with connection-points at FB's 1-2-3--- a Red Conductor from FB1 to 3WS 2 with connection points at FB's 2 & 3 ---two Blue Conductors between 3WS2 & 3WS 1 .

At FB's 1-2-3 , the fixtures connect to Red & White Conductors---------- at 3WS 1 , the switch connects to a Black Conductor and two Blue Conductors---- at 3WS 2 , the switch connects to a Red Conductor and two Blue Conductors
 
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Would it be easier to wire from receptacle to receptacle to switch and then have the lights on the end of the run.
 
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Old 06-19-13, 01:43 PM
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The wiring will work either way. The way in post #5 is more straight forward and only requires the hot and neutral and ground vs carrying a hot and a switched hot at each box.
 
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diagram

how's this look for post 5. After reading pattbaa response i feel like it was in an alien language and i got more confused. If this is good think i will go with the simpler option. I'm the kind of person who needs to see something to understand it.
 
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Old 06-19-13, 02:58 PM
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That diagram will work.

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Old 06-19-13, 03:22 PM
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In my reply , I adhered to the "series" as presented , starting with a "Feed-Out " box and ending with a receptacle outlet, a "single path" between the "end" points.

The word "series" implies a connection or arrangment of things that form a single path , or a successive order or sequence.
 
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