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I have 4 rooms and each have a light fixture and a switch controlling each of the lights.   .  The power source from the electrical panel is entering the 1st light fixture and then to each of the other light fixtures.  I am using 12/2 with a ground Romex wire.  There are only 3 wires in the Romex.  One is white, one is black, and one is bare.  Please tell me which wires connect to each other in the octagon boxes in the ceiling where the light fixtures are and which wires connect in the respective switch box.  Please use wire colors(white, black, bare)when explaining the wires that will connect.  No need to explain the "bare wire" connections because I will connect all of them together back to the panel and from there to ground.  Thanks for your help!  Louisiana bayou backdoor

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

This is how people get electrocuted and how houses burn down...
If you are neither qualified, nor have the proper knowledge, the only option is using a professional!
Sure, one could explain how and where, but noone would know if you do it according to the local rules and regulations.

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verence
verence

Reply 5 years ago

+1

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

5 years ago

First rule of mains power. Call a professional. 2nd rule go to your local home center and get a book about it.

What are you trying to do? Are you trying to add a second light fixture to the run and run off the same switch? If so just connect the black to black and white to white on the existing light fixture and your good to go. The bare wire should be wired into the bare wire in the existing box. But you still need to look up the laws and regulations concerning electrical wiring in your area. They are there to protect you and prevent acidents from happening.