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Old 12-12-02, 02:24 PM
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We live in an older home. It still has the orginal cloth wrapped wiring. As you know this type of wiring has only 2 wires to it, 1-white, 1-black. The power comes up out of the basement to a switch the controls the outside porch light. HOWEVER, we are unable to get power to the wall socket. It too is controlled by a seperate switch, at the same site. If we connect the power directly to the wires leading to the wall socket we have power. So we know that the wires are intact there. But, how do we get both the outside light and the wall socket wired from the one source of power and both work. Thank you. DJ
 
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Old 12-12-02, 03:00 PM
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The old switch may have worn out and needs replacing.
 
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Old 12-12-02, 04:46 PM
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Both switches are new. Have checked them out with other wall switches in the house. Ex: changed out with hall switch, the switch worked there, some how we need to be able to tie in both the porch and the wall socket to the same power source and trip the breakers doing it Thanks DJ
 
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Old 12-12-02, 05:36 PM
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Is the wall switch to the outlet something new?

Well, anyway. Power from the basement. Attach two pigtails each to the black and white. One set, one white and one black for the porch and one for the wall. Tie one of the black pigtails for the porch to the switch and the black lead to the light to the other side of the switch. Tie the white from the light to the white pigtail for the porch. Do the same for the outlet.

There are other ways of doing the same thing. This will give you power to each circuit without a switchloop.
 
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