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Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures

How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures

How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures
Electrical Question: I am installing a 4 gang switch box. The ceiling will be a drop ceiling so I am running the 14/2 wire to a junction box. The switch wiring and the fixture wire all go the junction box. I have deep depth boxes and I’m using the large red wire nuts. The wiring I’m using is theĀ  NM type. The main power source line is also going to be run straight to the Junction box. How should the wiring be connected? The switches are standard switches.

This electrical question came from: Dean, a Homeowner from South Elgin, Illinois.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dean.

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