Adding a light switch in paralell off of aduplex outlet in a 2 gang box
I have one duplex outlet that is wired with 1 red and 1 black wires on the brass screws and 1 white on the silver screw as well as the ground to green screw.
I would like to add a light switch beside it to control a separate light source. The duplex outlet will not be controlled by the light switch.
How do I wire the light switch ?
There is only one wire coming into or out of the gang box ( 14-3)
Sounds like a split wired kitchen counter receptacle. You are not permitted to connect a light to this circuit. If this is not a counter receptacle post back and we can give you the directions. You will likely need to turn off two breakers to kill power to this receptacle