Wiring a light switch

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Old 07-29-13, 05:08 PM
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Question Wiring a light switch

I am running into a bit of a snag. I have a simple light socket and a set of recessed lights. I want to add a (new) switch to control the simple socket. I already have switches that work for the recessed lights.

The simple light socket connects directly from the box and I can't seem to get everything working at the same time. The socket used to have a corded pull chain that was not practical for us.

Any help would be appreciated.

Dennis

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Old 07-29-13, 05:33 PM
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The simple light socket connects directly from the box
I think, from your drawing, that you're saying it's fed directly from the panel. If so, all you need to do is run a length of 14-3/G from the box the light fixture is mounted on to your new switch box.

At the switch, connect the black and red wires to the switch. Cap the white for future use.

At the box where the keyless fixture is mounted, splice the three black wires together. Splice the three white wires together and add a white pigtail. Terminate the white pigtail to a silver screw on the keyless fixture. Terminate the red wire to a brass screw on the keyless fixture.
 
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Will give that a try. Its another trip to the hardware store for me...

Thanks for the fast reply. Will report back.
 
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