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Electrical Question: I want to add an outlet to a bathroom, where do I connect the new outlet?
I wanted to add an outlet to a bathroom, and I have everything down to the studs.
The current set up is as follows:
A double switch set up, one for the ceiling light one for the light above the mirror.
The wiring runs to an outlet.
Then to the above mirror light.
Where do I connect the new outlet?
I assume the outlet box, but it looks a little crowded in there?
This electrical question came from: James, a Handyman from Somers, New York.
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How to Add a Electric Outlet to a Bathroom
- When there is an existing outlet, the electrical wiring which is located at the existing outlet may be extended to the desired location for the new outlet.
- If an outlet does not exist then a new dedicated circuit must be installed to the desired outlet location.
- The new outlet must be GFCI protected and installed with a permit according to codes and inspected.
- For best results located a licensed electrical contractor who is best equipped to install your bathroom electrical outlet.
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