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Old 09-22-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hello, I burried 12/2 un cable to new lamp post. The electric is all working up to lamp post .I want to install an electrical outlet on post and lamp at top. All holes have been been made on post with a whole saw. Just confused with wiring. Can you please tell me how to wire receptacle and lamp in Thankyou

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Connect the black to the gold screws, the white to the silver screws and the bare to the ground screw on the receptacle. Continue the cable up the pole to the fixture and connect the black fixture wire to the black cable wire. Connect the white fixture wire to the white cable wire. Connect the green fixture wire to the bare ground wire.

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And be advised that if the light is switched, the receptacle will only be on when the light is on. And this must be on a GFCI circuit.
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Light can't be switched from house and have receptacle unswitched with only 12/2 cable. Light could have a sensor on it.
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