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Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures

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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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Electrical Question #2:

I have three light fixtures going to a junction box and the power and switch are coming into the same junction box. My delima is how to connect them all to where they will turn on and off from the switch.

This electrical wiring question came from Dale, a Handyman in Flint, Michigan.

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Understanding electrical junction boxes and what they are used for. Home electrical wiring is the process of installing electrical wire to a location that will serve electrical devices or an appliance. One very important component is the box where the wire will be installed. The type and size of the home wiring electrical boxes will depend upon the circuit size, application and its location.

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Wiring Light Switches
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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
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The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
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The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

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