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Rewiring a Wall Switch for a Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Shannon in New York asks: How can I connect a switch to one light and two receptacles? How to Rewire a Light Switch that Controls a Wall Outlet.

Wiring a Switch and Outlet

Electrical Question Shannon in New York asks: How can I connect a switch to one light and two receptacles?

This electrical wiring question came from: Shannon, a Homeowner from Clifton Park, New York.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Shannon.

How to Rewire a Light Switch that Controls a Wall Outlet

Application: Rewire a Switch Controlled Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best wired by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Wiring Methods for s Switch Controlled Wall Outlet

Note: There are a few different methods used for wiring wall switches and receptacle outlets, and some may be easily altered and reconfigured to allow another type of control operation of the light switch and outlet.

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