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Hi Everyone,

I’m currently in the process of getting one of our bedrooms ready to convert it to a nursery. The bedroom does not have a ceiling light and I would like to add one. There is currently a switch in the room by the door that controls a receptacle. What I want to do is rewire it so the switch will route to the ceiling light and the receptacle will always remain hot. I’m going to attach some pictures to this post in hopes you all will be able to help me figure out how to wire this properly.

Thank you in advance!
Felix
 

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Do you have access to run the necessary cable to the spot you want the fixture in the ceiling?
Yes, above is the attic space. I ran the romex cable from the new spot in the ceiling down the wall where the switch is located already. Just needed some guidance on how to rewire it all. Thanks!
 

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Disconnect the red wire from the switch and connect it to the 2 black wires under the wire nut. That will make the receptacle always hot. Bring your new 2 wire cable from the new light into the box and connect the white with the other 2 whites. Connect the new black to he switch where you removed the red.

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you would run a 14/2 wire to the light,


so you would have a white, black, and ground in that wire,



at the switch box you would connect the new 14/2 ground wire to the other grounds in the box, this ground connection should also be connected to the box, and to the switch,


the white/neutral from the new wire would connect to the other 2 whites in the switch box,


the 2 blacks currently in the box need to be connected to the red wire, and ALSO connected to one screw of the switch, you can use a short pig tail to do that,


the black wire from the new 14/2 connects to the other screw on the switch,
 

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Personally, I would run 14/3 from the switchbox to the ceiling to allow for a ceiling fan with lights and fan each switchable at the wall. You would leave the red capped at both ends for now.
 

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A good idea, but if you run a third wire for a ceiling fan, you really ought to also fit a fan-rated ceiling box. They go hand in hand, don't install one without the other.
 
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