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Do you want a total of 2 switches for the lights involved or do you want 3 switches for the existing light and the 2 new lights?
I want a total of 3 switches. Keep the existing switch which will control evrything - -that way I can turn the emergency light on from inside house. Install 2 new switches in the roughed in 2 switch box that will control the security light and overhead light from that location as well.
So you have a new 2 gang box for the new switches, wires from the new lights to the box and a 14/2 with ground to supply power to the box. Is this correct?
Please reread my initial question - -the electrician pigtailed or did something behind wall that I can not see with the 2 grey romex and existing white romex to existing light fixture I have in the 2 gang box a grey romex that the black and white is hot a grey romex that that black and white are hot a white romex ( that I am assunming is coming from the existing light since the greys were run to the other roughed in boxes) that the black is hot and the whiyr is not so in totoal 5 hot wires(3blk 2 wht) 1 not hot white
Please reread my initial question - -the electrician pigtailed or did something behind wall that I can not see with the 2 grey romex and existing white romex to existing light fixture I have in the 2 gang box a grey romex that the black and white is hot a grey romex that that black and white are hot a white romex ( that I am assunming is coming from the existing light since the greys were run to the other roughed in boxes) that the black is hot and the white is not so in totoal 5 hot wires(3blk 2 wht) 1 not hot white 3 ground wires are pigtailed together in 2 gang box
You are taking to long to answer - -I am requesting that I work with another expert. Please make my question avaialble to somebody else.
I am happy to allow another expert to work with you. Good luck.
Hello Rick - I have attached 3 photos 1 pic shows what the electrician left me with pulled into a 2 gang box These are 3 14 gauge wires each one with a white, black and ground. The grounds are pigtailed. There are 2 grey romex one each from the overhead lights in the carlort see attached 1 white romex that I am assuming is from the existing light fixture (see attached) which is controlled by another switch inside home.
The electrician obviously tapped into the light fixture wiring (how I do not know because when I got home they had put up the siding over that area so I can not see what he did) Both grey romex wires white and black are hot the white romex the black is hot and the white is not so we have 5 hots 1 not
I want to know if possible can these be wired to 2 switches controlling the 2 carport lights leaving the switch that controls the light fixture and thus this new switchbox functional. If this is all wrong an acceptable answer would be to remove the siding and rewire a certain way tapping into that light
I do not have the fixtures installed yet but have checked and I have power at both roughed in boxes
attached pice correctly but when i hit reply says you don't heave permission to access this server could email toy you if have address
This is my dilemna I can not see how they tapped in when i got home they had already put up the siding and covered whatever the electrician did I am inclined to just say f**k it and remove the board and siding and start over
you have 3 cables into the box 2 greay one white each one has a black, white and ground all grounds are already pigtailed other than that all other 6 wires are loose the black wires from all three are hot the white wires from the grey cables are hot the white wire from the white cabel is not hot
1 cable to each box
Let's just call it quits. You are missing the same thing I am being able to see what the electrician did to tap into the hot
I have to leave on vacation tonight so I don't have time to continue and don't want to leave you hanging for a week. Please tell adminisrator about the access denied crap when trying to send pics.
I will leave you a good reating for trying and promptness which electrifier is sadly short of - I mean 3 days and he is still asking whats in the box