tapping into light switch

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Old 10-11-05, 08:59 AM
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can i tap-into light switch to power a double socket???
 
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Old 10-11-05, 09:02 AM
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Maybe, maybe not.

What room is this in? What does the switch control? How many wires are in the switch box (COUNT ALL OF THEM) and what color wires connect to the switch?
 
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Old 10-11-05, 09:10 AM
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there are 5 wires

1 red into the top of the switch

1red/1yellow into the bottom

1red/1blue into the bottom


powers 1 light in the kitchen
 
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It sounds like you are indicating that there are five wires connected to the switch. Can this possibly be correct?

If not, please tell us how these five wires are connected.

Do you live in the greater Chicago area?
 
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Old 10-11-05, 09:28 AM
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Also, is this the only switch that controls this light? and, are there other wires in the box not connected to the switch?
 
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Old 10-11-05, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by racraft
Also, is this the only switch that controls this light? and, are there other wires in the box not connected to the switch?



1 more switch controls the light on the otherside of the room and the only other wires in the box are earth wire ,but they are not conected to the switch itself

p.s im in the uk
 
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From your wiring description I don't think you have the right wiring to add a receptacle.
 
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