need some wiring advice in an old house

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Old 10-24-06, 11:26 AM
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need some wiring advice in an old house

My problem is I am trying to run an outlet from a light switch which is wired with some old wiring containing only one black wire and one white wire. Can I run the outlet from the switch like it is or do i need to run all new wiring?
 
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Old 10-24-06, 11:35 AM
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not a prf. but running of a sitch your outlet would turn of ever time with the switch? Right not sure. No wait you have a neatual and a ground yes you can run a outlet but you have to three way wire it wich prob. isnt safe.
 
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Old 10-24-06, 11:47 AM
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If the switch box only has one black and one white, it only contains a switch loop without power wiring. The power cable is probably routed through the ceiling box at the light.
 
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Old 10-24-06, 11:51 AM
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You need to run new wiring for two reasons.

You are not allowed to extend old wiring that has no ground to a new receptacle.

You cannot extend a switch loop to a receptacle. A switch loop, wirepuller explained, is wiring that is only two wires to a switch with nothing else in the box. You have no neutral.
 
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