Wiring new circuit


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Old 10-07-14, 08:07 AM
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Wiring new circuit

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I will replacing an old circuit with new wire and was looking for some suggestions on junction boxes. I will have one circuit which will power 6 different lights. Each light will have its own switch. Was just wondering if it makes any difference in using junction boxes or just splicing the wires within the light box and bringing power to each light and switch that way? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-07-14, 08:21 AM
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Why a separate switch for each light? Will all the switches be in the same box? Your method as diagrammed is okay.
 
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Old 10-07-14, 08:23 AM
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In your diagram you have a two wire switch leg from the light to the switch. Our code, in the States, now calls for a neutral in every switch box. If you have the ability.... run the feed to every switch box and then a two wire cable to the light.
 
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seperate switch for each light as they all light up different rooms, one for bedroom 1, one for bedroom 2, one for living room, 1 for dining, one for hallway, one for outside porch.
 
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Old 10-09-14, 08:24 PM
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Daisy chain power between the o boxes, and drop a 3 wire from each box to your switches. Marrette the white wire in the switch box and leave it in there.
We haven't adopted the neutral in every box rule yet (heard the 2015 CEC will adopt though), but if you do not add the neutral, you will be posting here again if you ever decide to add a dimmer/motion sensor and can't figure out why it isn't working.
Here is a highly advanced diagram.

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What happens to the red hot wire in the light fixture?? single marette as well?
 
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Old 10-14-14, 05:00 PM
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Nono, The neutral tail and the red wire are what will connect to your light fixture. Circles represent your o boxes. See? Highly advanced diagram.

Your switch breaks the connection your hot wire has with your light, so what you are doing here is bringing power down to the switch via the black on the 3 wire, and back up to the fixture via the red wire.
 
 

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