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jaydee77ca
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Posted - 03/30/2014 :  11:48:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong section. I'm new :)

I am finishing the basement and was reading the how to guide for wiring for home automation: http://www.smarthome.com/howto13.html

In the guide it mentions about in wall transmitters to plan their locations ahead of time and run a neutral wire to a junction box there.

Is that only for cases where you want to put a transmitter where there wouldn't otherwise be a switch?

For example, in our open entertainment and games area there is a bank of 4 dimmer switches to control the lighting. These will have a neutral wire and be deep boxes. Do I need to put another junction box there for an in wall transmitter? Or would I just replace one or more of the switches with a transmitter?

Thanks!

Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 03/30/2014 :  12:08:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your plans are fine. No additional boxes are needed, and the deep boxes ensure you have plenty of extra room for using 'smart' electronic switches.

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Posted - 03/30/2014 :  12:53:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sometimes switches have only line and load. The advice is meant to ensure that you have a neutral wire in such a box, too. Other than that, all wiring can be standard throughout.

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jaydee77ca
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Posted - 03/30/2014 :  6:01:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok great! Thanks very much!
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