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Old 12-13-2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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Replace outdated fixture with outlet


My outdated bathroom (70ís) has a medicine cabinet with one light fixture located on each side. These fixtures are controlled by a single switch. Black, White and Ground wires run from the switch into the box behind the right fixture and then out to the left fixture. The left fixture has an outlet built into it.

I would like to move the location of and replace the right fixture with a GFCI outlet. Then move the second fixture (it will be a new fixture) above the cabinet. Is this possible? I understand that the outlet will be controlled by the switch that is ok with me.

Any help in telling he how best to accomplish this is appreciated.
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A picture would sure help.
In most cases it looks better and is easer to reach if you install a GFI in the wall instead of having to plug into a light fixture.
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It's going to depend on how far u wana move the fixtures, and if u wana cut Sheetrock or not. However one suggestion, instead of having the switch control the gfi, put in a 2 gang box by the switch and put the gfi there. Feed power first to gfi then to the switch. (make sure all on the line side so if it trips it won't turn off the lights)
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It's going to depend on how far u wana move the fixtures, and if u wana cut Sheetrock or not. However one suggestion, instead of having the switch control the gfi, put in a 2 gang box by the switch and put the gfi there. Feed power first to gfi then to the switch. (make sure all on the line side so if it trips it won't turn off the lights)
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