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Old 10-27-05, 10:48 AM
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adding a switch...

I have a light in the basement with the pull cord to turn on and off. There are two sets of wires coming into the box, 2 blacks and 2 whites. Can I add a switch here??? Thanks again.
 
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Old 10-27-05, 11:02 AM
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Yes. How are the wires connected?
 
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Old 10-27-05, 11:12 AM
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Leave the existing white wires alone.

Disconnect the black wires from the light. Connect the two existing black wires together with a wire nut and add the white wire of your new switch cable. Connect the black wire of this switch cable to the light where the other black wires were connected. At the switch out the black and white wire on the two switch terminals. Connect all grounds.
 
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Old 10-27-05, 11:21 AM
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Man...

I absolutely love you guys!!! Thanks again for your help and for the easy directions. Have a great week end.
 
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