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Electrical Question: I would like to switch my basement utility light fixture. The Power from 3-wire with two red and one white to light. Another 3 wire going out of box not connected to anything (protected). Can I switch the unconnected 3-wire. I would also like to put another light in the circuit and use one switch for both lights.

This electrical question came from: Scott, a Homeowner from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Additional Comments: Great site! very helpful

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Thanks for your electrical question Scott.

How to Wire Light Switches and Connect Light Fixture Wiring

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