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Old 09-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Ok so I am trying to make a switch in my bathroom into a combo switch and plug .

I have uninstalled the switch to the only light in the bathroom and currently have the combo switch wired - the wrong way unfortunately - trying to fish through the internet failed me - now I am here.

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In the switch box there is a line coming up (I am assuming from the breaker box) with a white and black wire. There is also a line coming down (I am assuming from the light currently in the bathroom) with a black, white, and red wire.

On the combo switch I purchased there are two brass screw on one side and two silver screws on the other - along with two black copper wires coming out of the combo switch itself.

Any ideas on how I can install this the easiest way? I know you can have it so the plug works all of the time and the switch turns the light on and off - which is what I would prefer, however if the easiest way is to make it so plug goes on and off with the switch that is fine.

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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One more thing there is no connecting tab on the side between either set of screws...

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Removed my response until you read the back of the device and let us know what the writing to each terminal and wire says... or a diagram inside the box it came in.

You mention NO ground wires coming in, so without a ground, you cannot properly wire a 3 prong receptacle... much less wire this up as a GFCI protected circuit!

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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thanks but i already figured it all out
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