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Replace a Switch with a Switch and Outlet


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Replace a Switch with a Combo Switch and Outlet: I want to replace it with a switch and outlet combo unit, but I am unsure about the wiring.

Combo Switch Outlet and How to Wire Them

Electrical Question: I want to replace it with a switch and outlet combo unit, but I am unsure about the wiring.

I thank you for your help,
Norman

This electrical question came from: Norman, a Homeowner from Miami, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Norman.

How to Replace a Switch with a Combo Switch and Outlet

Application: Wiring a Combo Switch Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the power source at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Materials: Make sure to use materials of the same amperage and voltage rating as the electrical circuit.

Required Wiring to Replace a Switch with a Switch Outlet

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