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How to Wire a Combo Plug and Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring a Combo Plug and Light Switch: Instructions for Wiring a Combo Outlet and Switch.

Combo Plug and Light Switch Wiring

Electrical Question: I live in a very old home and I’m trying to simply replace a vanity light. I have one power switch in the bathroom that only controls the over head light. The old vanity light was wired to old wiring above the mirror that was not operated by the light switch.

This electrical wiring question came from Marni , in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Marni.

Wiring a Combo Plug and Light Switch

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Depends on the exact scope of work. Electricians Tools including a Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience and ability to work with tools and access to the wiring.
Precaution: Identify the existing light circuit at the electrical panel, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done through the local building authority, installed according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have the required inspections.

Instructions for Wiring a Combo Outlet and Switch

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