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Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures and Switches

Common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers

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Electrical Question: A new circuit is starting at the source – Explain how to wire the following:

  1. Install a light
  2. Install second light
  3. Install a switch

This electrical question came from: Jimmy, a Homeowner from Thomaston, Georgia.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jimmy.

Wiring a Diagrams for Lights and Switches

Jimmy, rather than explain it, how about seeing it with the help of full color wiring diagrams. It doesn’t get any easier that that!

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This article looks at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes.

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