Remodeling room - Need to change lighting circuit


Old 04-29-14, 12:02 PM
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Remodeling room - Need to change lighting circuit

As I am preparing to begin a remodel, I began to think about the complexity of changing the electrical circuits. I am taking a large living room space, which we hardly ever use, and building a wall to separate it into an office and mud/storage room. The current room has a single fan/ceiling light that is controlled by two switches at the room's entrances.

Upon separating the room into two, I will need to move and separate the lighting also. I don't want to move the switches. I guess I am wondering if there are any pitfalls that I need to watch out for as I rewire an install the new lighting. I have some experience with wiring ceiling lighting and fans. I have assisted an electrician in wiring new residential homes before. However, I have never had to redo any interior wiring.
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Old 04-30-14, 03:47 PM
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Before you do anything, you need to determine what's on what circuit. Shut the breakers one by one. That will let you know what's what. If I understood you correctly, there is a 3 way involved. Make a note as to which breaker controls it.
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New Lighting Circuit

We need more information to be able to help you.

Where is the incoming power? (at the first switch, second switch, or at the ceiling box)

What cables and color of wires are in each of the three boxes?
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