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Old 06-24-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Outlet and light pigtailed to power. ok?

I'm trying to power an under cabinet light. It has to be hard wired. I have an outlet right underneath that cabinet.

Can I pigtail the light to the wires already being used by the outlet or is that a bad idea. I want to use the outlet as well. I don't want to get rid of it. So basically the outlet and the light will pull from the same hot wire. I don't want to run new wiring from the basement because it seems like too much work for a cabinet light.

Any info would be appreciated.


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Old 06-24-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with the NEC, but i know up here in Canada a kitchen rectipical can not be used for anything else.
So in your case that would be a no no up here, not sure what the NEC says but i beleive it is similar.


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Old 06-24-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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How are you planning on switching the light on and off?
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