Easy wiring question for new switch box installation

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Old 08-12-15, 06:54 PM
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Easy wiring question for new switch box installation

I will try to make this as easy as possible.

Power comes into 3-Gang electric box.
Power is sent to the following.
- Receptacle
- Three 2-Way switches
* (Switch 1) powers two lights wired in tandem
* (Switch 2) powers one ceiling fan
* (Switch 3) powers two lights wired in tandem

My questions are;
1. Will the 3-gang box accomplish this goal. It will be to code? I know it will be tight!
2. The hot is split between receptacle and switch one.
3. The four ground wires are connected in Gang Box (1 to receptacle and 1 to each of the fixtures and fan)
4. The four neutral wires are connected in Gang Box (1 to receptacle and 1 to each of the fixtures and fan)
5. (Switch 1) passes through the switch to fixture and to traveler terminal to (Switch 2)
6. (Switch 2) passes through the switch to fan and to traveler terminal to (Switch 3)
7. (Switch 3) passes through the switch to fixture
 
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Old 08-12-15, 07:17 PM
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Are you concerned about the wiring or if the box is large enough?

Count the number of conductors in the box. Add two for each device. All grounds count for a total of.one. What size conductors are used?
 
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Old 08-12-15, 07:29 PM
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You have power in to the three gang box.
You have power out to the receptacle.
You have power out to the fan, and two sets of lights.

That means you have 5) two wire cables in a three gang box....... is that correct ?
 
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Old 08-12-15, 07:33 PM
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Three 2-Way switches
No such thing. I'm guessing you mean 3-way switch.
 
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Old 08-13-15, 04:21 AM
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Ray, I'm thinking SPST switches. We'll have to wait to see, I guess.
 
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Old 08-13-15, 05:12 AM
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Sorry, I was typing and not reading what I was typing.

I was going to use
Three - 15-Amp single pole Light Switches but now that I think about it, I may be inclined to go with

2-Gang for the light controls and
1 - Gang specifically for the fan controls so I can have dual control of the light and motor

The power will come into the 2-gang and will pass to the 1-gang and will also travel to a receptacle.

I hope this makes sense. Sometimes in my effort to communicate I OVER communicate and make things more difficult.
 

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Old 08-13-15, 06:58 AM
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Does this look correct?
I don't have the ground, but they would be pigtail.

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Old 08-13-15, 08:40 AM
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Looks good except for the switch third right. Was that supposed to be a duplex switch?
 
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Old 08-13-15, 09:37 AM
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Thank you for your comment and yes it is a duplex... fan and light.

I found a hidden gang box in the wall with no access through the wall.

When I opened it I was astounded that it hasn't caught fire! There was excessive bare wire sticking out from each of the cone connectors and two of the grounds were free and very close to touching the bare hot wire.

This is what I am re-routing and repairing.
 
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Old 08-13-15, 10:04 AM
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Post back if you need help with the duplex switch.

P.S. Good choice not including the grounds in your diagram. We usually don't here either because it makes the diagrams easier to follow.
 
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Old 08-13-15, 06:46 PM
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Nice diagram.

You'll just need to run a three wire cable to the fan.

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