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Old 03-08-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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