Replacing Ceiling Fan/Light with Light Fixtures

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Old 09-01-14, 02:19 PM
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Replacing Ceiling Fan/Light with Light Fixtures

My project consists of uninstalling a ceiling fan/light fixture and replacing it with 3 pendant lights. I want to make sure that I wire the 14/3 correctly so that the switch for the new lights does not affect outlets further down the circuit. (Made that mistake on an old project)

Do I just cap off the red wire? Kind of at a loss on how to start this question so I included a diagram as well as the current wiring for the gang box.

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Old 09-01-14, 02:36 PM
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Under 2011 code a neutral is required in the switch box even if not needed
so:
  • The white of the three conductor goes to neutral of power in at the ceiling box.
  • The black to power in at the ceiling box to 3-conductor black.
  • Red to light.
At the switch black and red on the switch and white capped.

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Thanks Ray. Loop Switch - that's just the info I needed to get started wrapping my head around the project.
 
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Old 09-01-14, 03:10 PM
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Nope, switch loop.

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Haha. I can't even get the terms right when someone spells it out for me...Have a great Labor Day Ray
 
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