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Wiring for Light Install #946754
10/27/18 01:42 AM
10/27/18 01:42 AM
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San Diego, USA
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KingKontron Offline OP
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Hi All

I would like to install a pair of sconce lights on a wall. There is a 3 gang box on the wall that contains one switch that controls one side of an AC receptacle. I would like to repurpose that switch to control my light pair.

For the switched receptacle, seems straightforward that I can get rid of the switched wire and just repurpose the non-switched hot to both sides of the receptacle. Also, no problem I see re-routing a switched hot wire from the switch to the junction box on the first light. My question is how to pull the neutral to the junction box on the light. In the 3-gang box, there are 4 neutral wires bundled into a 4-port type of connector (not a wire nut). Do I just replace that 4-port connector with a similar 5-port connector and add another neutral wire that I can feed to my light? Or can I just splice into one of the neutral wires with a wire nut and feed it out that way? Or will both/either work? Neither?

Then I can just nut the wires in the junction box for the first light and run the switched hot and neutral over to the second light, correct? It's about 8-10 feet away.

Any validation/input would be appreciated.

Thank you

Re: Wiring for Light Install [Re: KingKontron] #946775
10/28/18 11:11 AM
10/28/18 11:11 AM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Try it and find out. A drawing would have been beneficial.


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Re: Wiring for Light Install [Re: KingKontron] #946780
10/28/18 12:59 PM
10/28/18 12:59 PM
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You're good. Either will work.


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