Adding recessed art lighting on first floor of two story house


Old 03-28-05, 01:56 PM
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Adding recessed art lighting on first floor of two story house

I would like to add a recessed art light into the ceiling of the first floor of a two story house. I don't have access from above. Running the electrical cable through the joists to the wall, then down to a 2 switch box with one 3-way and one direct. What would be the best way to run the wire over, (cutting the drywall and notching the joists?) and how would I connect the new cable to the existing wiring in the 2 switch box? Please help.
Old 03-28-05, 06:23 PM
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Do not notch the joists. Run the cable parallel to the joists whereever possible. If you need to run the cable through a joists, cut enough of the drywall to allow you to drill the center of the joist. It's usually just as easy to patch a large hole in the drywall as a small hole, so don't be too timid.

Or use Wiremold (surface wiring).

You cannot always tap power from a switch box. If there is a white wire connected to the switch, then you cannot.

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