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Old 08-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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New GFCI Outlet From Existing Light Fixture?


I am trying to add a new GFCI outlet (that I'd like to always be hot) from an exsting light fixture and need to know the connections to make. Here is what I have:

Switch - one red and one black wire connected to the switch

Light Fixture - a black, red, white and ground

New Outlet - ran new wire with black, white and ground from the light fixture down to the new outlet box

How do I make the connections to keep the outlet hot and the light on the switch?

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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White to white and you will have to figure out if either the red or blk is a constant hot.

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So white from the fixture, original wire and new wire going to the outlet all nutted together?

Then once I figure if the red or black is always hot - the always hot to the black new wire for the outlet? and the other to the black of the fixture?
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That is correct unless you want your light on all the time and a switch for the new plug
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Worked like a charm. Thanks so much for the help!
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