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Old 04-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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i want to wire a plug into an existing outlet

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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go for it!

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Old 04-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Usually we just insert them. It's easier and safer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Plugs just plug into outlets or receptacles. No need to wire them in, even in Canada.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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In all seriousness we cant exactly tell what you are asking.

Getting picky, "plug" is not really a technical term

"outlet" in technical terms means any place electricuty is used, such as a ficture or a receptacle

A place to plug in cords is an "outlet" but the more precise term is "receptacle" or for extra credit "duplex receptacle"

Is your question one of these:

1. I want to add a receptacle and tap it off a light fixture or switch
2. How do I add a receptacle in a new location off of an existing receptacle

If this is the first wiring you have ever done Im not sure Id do either one but lets take it one step at a time
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