Light fixture wiring question


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Old 09-02-01, 07:24 AM
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I want to paint my living room. The ceiling is drywall and the walls are panneling. What type of prep should I do before painting the panneling? My ceiling also has wooden beams running across the top that I also want to paint. Is the prep for the beams the same or is prep nessisary at all?
 
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Old 11-03-01, 04:45 PM
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Here is the situation. I have a light fixture box (new work) with power coming in, a wire exiting to switch, and a wire exiting to plug down circuit. Ie, one light fixture, three 12/2 cables. Question: how do I wire it so light is turned on and off by switch, but plug after light is always hot? Switch is wired with both black and white wires (with white wire painted black). It only has the one wire in. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 11-03-01, 05:34 PM
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I see the forum links are messed up again. I will ignore the misplaced post about painting.

jkleffner, the solution is easy. Let's label the three cables in your light box, the incoming power is cable "P". the cable to the switch is cable "S", and the cable to the receptacle is cable "R". We'll call the light fixture "L". The black and white wires in each cable will be "b" and "w".[list=1][*]Connect Pb to Rb to Sw.[*]Connect Sb to Lb.[*]Connect Lw to Pw to Rw.[*]Of course, connect all grounding wires.[/list=1]That's it. It's pretty simple.
 
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Old 11-08-01, 06:02 AM
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Wink light fixture wiring question

Thank you SO much. Works great.
 
 

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