Originally Posted by md2lgyk
It is a code violation to run Romex in conduit. Either ditch the conduit or use THHN wire. I'd ditch the conduit idea - fishing additional wires is not that difficult.
Mentioning a fuse box makes me wonder if you have an older house. If so, do you have 2-prong (ungrounded) or 3-prong (grounded) receptacles? If they are 2-prong, it is a code violation to extend an ungrounded circuit.
Yes, it is a very old house, but when we bought it we had some updated electrical work done and one of them was the outlets. We have 3 prong outlets with GFCI protectors. My main concern is the condition of the wire to the light. We have found some scary electrical work from previous owners, which is what prompted the pre purchase electrical work done when we bought the house. I apologize though, maybe I didn't use the right term though. We have circuit breakers, which were also put in when we bought the house so all the updates are about 5 years old.