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Electrical Question: How do I wire a light switch and plugs?
- I have a box that contained previously a switch to operate a light in the ceiling. On one side of the box and on the other was a plug on the bottom and a switch on top that used to run a heater in the ceiling.
- The heater was disconnected years ago and I wanted to make the box just operate the light on one side and have two plugs on the other.
- The wires coming in are a single black and white on the side of the box with the plugs and a black and white set on the other side that looks like it is a continuous set of wires that was cut for this box.
How would I wire this?
This electrical question came from: Steve, from Lake Jackson, Texas.
Thanks for your electrical question Steve
How to Make Changes in Electrical Wiring Configurations
Identifying Electrical Wiring for an Alternative Application
Steve, all of the wires that you have described would have to be positively identified in order to understand how to safely make the necessary connections for your intended application.
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