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imphishy 03-08-2005 07:22 PM

trying to wire a light and light switch off of an outlet
 
what would be the best way to wire a light and switch off of a nearby outlet?

jproffer 03-13-2005 12:59 AM

Assuming that there IS enough reserve amperage on the existing receptacle's circuit (check and make sure), and assuming that this particular receptacle is the end of a run (which is the only way it would have screws available to do this without pigtailing), I would take a a piece of 12-2 or 14-2, depending on breaker capacity, up to the switch box then up to the light fixture. In the switch box, break the HOT(black usually) wire, not the neutral, and connect it to the switch. Connect the light fixture and you're done.

Teetorbilt 03-13-2005 01:32 AM

Please make sure that the breaker/fuse is off/out before you start this project.

toolbag 03-16-2005 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
Please make sure that the breaker/fuse is off/out before you start this project.

And remember to turn it back on when you're done.


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