[Novalug] OT: Electrical Wiring Q

Daniel Copeland daniel.l.copeland@gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 09:50:02 EDT 2011


Wire the new light in parallel with the existing lights, matching black to
black and white to white.  You may be able to stack them into
the same terminal on the switch, or make an extension and use wire nuts to
tie them into the same terminals.

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM, greg pryzby <greg@pryzby.org> wrote:

> Looking for electrical wiring help.
>
> I have 3 light switches (2 have 3-wires and 1 has 4-wires). I put a
> new light in near the 4-wire switch.
>
> I would like to tie the new light (2-wires + ground) into the wiring
> at the 4-wire switch. I can't get it to work/cycle w/ the lights.
> Meaning when the existing lights are on, the new light is out. When
> the new light is on, the existing lights are out. Playing with the 3
> switches I can get the new and existing lights all out, but nothing
> gets them all on.
>
> ANY constructive help (besides hire an electrician) are welcome. I
> imagine the internet can save me the electrician fee and teach me
> about wiring.
>
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