change light fixture to outlet


Old 09-02-00, 02:23 PM
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I have a ceramic light fixture that i would like to replace with a receptacle. How should this be wired? The light fixture is not controlled by a switch (it has a pull chain). I dont plan on using the receptacle for anything other than a vaccuum cleaner, etc...
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Old 09-02-00, 02:38 PM
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It should be pretty straightforward. Turn off the power to that circuit. Remove the light fixture and wire the outlet with the black wire to the brass colored screw and white wire to the silver colored screw. Hook up the bare ground wire to the green screw. You will probably need a metal cover plate for that box since it will not be a normal size for an outlet, but the do make the plates for outlets in the type of box typically used for ligths.
Old 09-02-00, 05:07 PM
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Thought I might add my two cents worth.

You might want to consider checking into replacing your porc fixture with the same porc pull chain light fixture that you have with a receptacle built into the fixture. This would allow you to keep the light and have your rececptacle. Cost facter should be minimal.


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