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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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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)


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Old 11-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Where is that outlet and what is it used for? And this is in your house?


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Old 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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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
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