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Old 07-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #16
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Wiring off of a light- switch to outlet


If you have access to the wiring, you need to replace the 14/2 going to the switch from the light with 14/3. You would connect your white to your neutrals, the power to the red and black to the light. In the switch box, you would connect your red to the right side of the switch, your black to the top left and neutral to the bottom left and then connect your grounds. That's how you would install a switch/outlet combo

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Top, bottom, left and right are meaningless as there can be differences between brands and installed position.
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Top, bottom, left and right are meaningless as there can be differences between brands and installed position.
I can see how someone would be confused by that. I was looking at one of my switch combos that is wired in the same configuration and just going off of that. Sorry about that
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Here we go......... Take the white wire (switch leg) currently wired to the light off the light wire to the neutral feed wire in that box then go ahead and wire your receptacle up, then get some of those battery push lights!
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any suggestions. i need an outlet in this closet for a natural gas alarm. Would a switch/ out let combo work. Thanks for the help

hmmmm .....

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