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Old 01-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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wiring for new ceiling light

my house was built in 1971 and all the bedrooms dont have ceiling lights. i just have lamps that i have a outlet that is connected to the switch with. i know i need to run a wire from the switch to the ceiling light but do i have to re wire that outlet too? i did a ceiling fan last year with same set up. maybe i can try and find my post on here about that but if someone has any quick input i would appreciate it. my other question was will the light be grounded at all since the 14/2 would be coming from the switch or no? if it wont be how do i ground it? thanks


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Old 01-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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wiring for new ceiling light

Wiring from 71 should contain a grounding means.

You may need to rewire the receptacle, just depends on the wiring. You will need to find out what wires are available at the switch.


Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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