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In my bathroom I have a box with a switch for a light and a receptacle side by side. I need to have constant power to the recepatcle and use the switch just to turn the light off and on. I have 2 sets of black and white wires coming in to the box and a black and white for the light fixture plus the ground wire for all. Is it possible to do?
 

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Yes there are 3 cables coming into the box all with black,white and ground. The diagram you have is missing 1 set of wires
 

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So if it is wired the way the diagram says then there should be constant power to the receptacle when the light switch is switched off?
 

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There should be power to the receptacle with the switch oof if wired as shown.

Did you install GFI protection for the receptacles?
 

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There was not one there before but I had to purchase one because it is the bathroom. It is a an old place and there are no GFIs in the kitchen or bathroom. Are they wired the same way?
 

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So if it is wired the way the diagram says then there should be constant power to the receptacle when the light switch is switched off?
That is correct.
 
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You will use the LINE side terminals on the GFI for the power in. Any downstream receptacles would be off the LOAD side.
 
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