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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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I connected a light switch/outlet combo in a play house. i ran it from the breaker box in my house. i had to disconnect it and know i can't figure out which wires go where. the light switch is on top and the outlet on the bottom. it doesn't have a tab that pulls off. it has a gold screw,ground screw & silver screw on one side.on the other there are two black screws with a metal tab that doesnt come off connecting the two black screws. i have the main wire from the breaker box coming into the playhouse and one wire coming from the light in the playhouse both going to the light outlet switch. both wires are remax cables have one black one white and one ground. i know the ground go together. but the way i had to hook it up before was not by placing the main black wire that goes to the breaker box to the gold screw. that didn't work. i had it going to the black screw next to the outlet. so besides the ground wires and the main black positive wire i don't know where the rest of the wires go. cam someone please tell me were the other wires go.

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black from breaker box on one of the black screws.
Black going to light on gold screw.
The whites go to the silver screw. You may have to wire nut them together with a pigtail.
Grounds to green screw.

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Second thought, where is your GFCI protection ?
If you don't have it in the breaker box, you can use a switch/GFCI outlet combo.
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pulled this off another thread. In the following diagram the outlet is always HOT. The switch on the sitch/outlet combo controls the pantry light. The other switch controls the kitchen light.

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You never mentioned whether you want the outlet always HOT or switched HOT. Heres a decent youtube video on wiring up a switch/outlet combo so that the outlet is always HOT


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that you everone for the help i finally got in working.

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