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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Exclamation Please help!!


    Im getting very frustrated because i cant figure this dilema out -and i have posted on a few sites and no one has come up with an answer, although i know it probably isnt very hard.

    I have a junction box with 1 14/2 that runs to the panel, 1 14/2 that runs to 1 outlet (existing wiring in house), 1 14/2 that runs to a switch, 1 14/2 that runs to lights that are controlled by previous mentioned switch, 1 14/2 that runs to another switch that feeds other lights from that switch and 1 transformer for a low voltage doorbell.

    My questions is how do i connect the wires?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default Re: Please help!!

    Black to Black
    White to White
    Bare to Bare (if present)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Re: Please help!!

    ??? the outlet, doorbell and switch should go black to black, white to white etc but the switch and light that come in together??

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Default Re: Please help!!

    Well it is not just “black and white” lol.

    Just a couple wires to get squared away first. Re-identify the white wire that goes to the first switch you mentioned with tape or a marker. It is not a neutral.
    Next splice the black going to the first switch you mentioned to the black that goes to the light.

    Splice all of the other whites together.

    Splice all of the other blacks together along with the re-identified white that goes to the switch.

    The bell transformer ties to the last two splices I mentioned and it does not matter which wire on the transformer ties to either the black or the white groups.

    You're done.
    Last edited by NEC; 06-01-2009 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Spelling mistake that Jack didn't catch. :)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Please help!!

    As NEC says, first take cable going to switch and wrap black tape or take black marker to mark the white wire. Connect Black from panel to black to transformer/sw/lights, to black to outlet, and to white wire marked black to switch. Tie all other white wires (4) together. Tie black from switch to light black.
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