Soldier need help with kitchen wiring


Old 12-07-18, 08:18 PM
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Soldier need help with kitchen wiring

I'm doing my own Electrical in my home. So do I run the main hot wire from fuse box to Switch or outlet first or light fixture. I ran it earlier in the kitchen I ran the hot first to the switch but ran a outlet on one side of kitchen to three can lights plus another outlet, So 3 can lights 2 outlets connected then ran a wire from all them to the switch but everything works but when I hit the switch everything turns so can someone plz give a soldier a hand.
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Old 12-07-18, 08:35 PM
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Welcome to the forums... Sir.

As a rule...... lights and receptacles should be kept separated. In a kitchen...... the countertop receptacles are on dedicated 20A circuits and cannot be shared with lights.

I keep all the lighting on 15A circuits. It's not usually in your best interest to bring power to the light first. The power goes thru the receptacle and the switch boxes..... no set order.
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Your breaker is tripping because you miswired a switch loop.
Due to new rule requiring neutrals at switches you should run the power to the switch then to the light.
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Adding your location to your profile would help people to know what codes you should be following.
Most areas would require a permit and inspections.
Around here there needs to be two circuits ran to the counter outlets, microwave on its own circuit as well the lights.
Not required but I also run the fridge on it's own line.
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