Bathroom electrical wiring question

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Old 02-10-16, 07:01 PM
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Bathroom electrical wiring question

I am in the process of adding a 3/4 bath to the upper level of my 1929 tudor.
I have the BR framed, the plumber should have the rough in done and inspected this week.
In regards to wiring I am looking at options I have.
I have a pair of lights on a three way switch, one of these lights will end up inside the new BR which will not work, I actually need another fixture there for the BR. I would just like to eliminate the light, but 'burying' it in the ceiling is not the best of options and likely not to code. But what other options do I have?
I have slightly over 8 feet of ceiling height but only for 19 inches before the ceiling slopes down ~37 degrees from a horizontal. So i guess I could move the fixture over to the future hallway where its not really needed but ...
I have to tear sheet rock out to install a bath vent fan, so ceiling work and running new wire to a new fixture location will not be a huge issue I guess.
What do others do in this situation?
 

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Old 02-10-16, 08:08 PM
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one of these lights will end up inside the new BR which will not work,
Disconnect the cable on both ends and abandon in place. If the light you don't want is fed first though it gets more complicated.

Answer these questions and we can better help you.
  • Does power come in at a switch or one of the lights?
  • Does one light feed the next.
 
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In addition to Ray's questions, BR could stand for either Bed Room or Bath Room. Please spell out the word so it is obvious to a dullard like me. It DOES make a difference in some cases and how it is wired.
 
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Oh ... sorry I thought 3/4 bath in the first sentence would offer enough clarity
BR stands for bathroom
 
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Old 02-11-16, 06:12 AM
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I think the generally accepted abbreviations are BR (bedroom) and BA (bath).
 
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