Adding Electrical Wiring for a Closet Light
How to Installing Electrical Wiring for a Closet Light Fixture – Wiring can be extended through a light switch to a light fixture as long as it is done according to code.
Adding Electrical Wiring to the Home
Can I extend my service(circuit) through a switch?
- I have an unfinished closet next to the space under my stairs and would like to put a switch and light for that space.
- The existing switch in the unfinished closet is a “through switch” wiring with the light at the end of the circuit.
This electrical question came from: Ryan, a Homeowner from Salt Lake City, Utah
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How to Installing Electrical Wiring for a Closet Light Fixture
- Ryan, the wiring can be extended through a light switch to a light fixture as long as it is done according to code.
- There are specific codes for closet lighting and circuits wiring that would apply to a project such as this.
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