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How to Wire More Than One Switch

How to Wire Multiple Light Switches: Wiring more than one switch to control separate light fixtures.

Electrical Wiring for Light Switches
Electrical  Question: How can I wire three single pole switches for three separate areas of my basement with one line in?

This electrical wiring question came from: Ted, a Handyman from Herndon, CA.

Additional Comments: First time user.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ted.

Wiring Light Switches

Application: Wiring Light Switches.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with hand tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Materials: Make sure the replacement light switch has the same amperage and voltage rating as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the electrical circuit, the light fixture and the type of light bulbs being used.

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