Closet light and switched outlet

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Old 02-23-06, 10:23 AM
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Question Closet light and switched outlet

I need to install a light in a coat closet in my foyer.
I want to control this light with a switch to be located outside the closet beside the closet door.
Also, I need a switched outlet for a lamp located near the coat closet door in foyer.

Here is my plan:
Run 12/2 Romex up through wall from garage below to receptacle box.
Run 12/3 Romex from receptacle box to double gang switch box.
Run 12/2 Romex from switch box to ceiling box in wall above closet door inside closet.

Cut tab on hot poles of receptacle. Connect white from below and white to switch box to
neutral side of receptacle in normal manner. Crimp and twist grounds and attach to
receptacle ground. (all boxs plastic). Attach two pigtails to black from below.
Attach one pigtail to non-switching outlet. Attach other black pigtail to black going to
switch box. Attach red to hot side of switched outlet.

In switch box, Connect grounds together and to both switches. Attach two pigtails to black.
Attach one pigtail to pole of switchfor switched outlet. Attach red to other pole of this switch.
Attach other switch to remaining black pigtail and black going to ceiling box for closet light.
Tie whites together.

Sorry for the long episode, but I am trying to give you the complete picture.

Will my plan work?
 
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Old 02-23-06, 11:00 AM
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Yes, your plan will work.

Be very careful putting a light in this closet. Codes for lights in clothes closets are very particular. It must be an enclosed light (no open bulbs) and there are strict rules on where it can and cannot be placed.
 
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Old 02-23-06, 11:04 AM
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Question Closet light

Plan to use a small enclosed flourescent designed for the purpose.
Above the door will meet the distance requirement from stored items. Thanks.
 
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