Installing a plug


Old 12-12-09, 08:53 PM
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Installing a plug

My bathroom has no power outlet, and I was thinking of replacing the light switch with a light/power switch. Is there any additional wiring or extra work involved ? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated . . .
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Old 12-12-09, 10:24 PM
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You should get a book on home electrical wiring and read it cover to cover.

Then you will be able to understand how your bathroom is wired.

In some cases, there is power at the light switch.

In other cases there is power at the light fixture.

In yet other cases, a junction box is used elsewhere and power is run to that.

Depending on *where* power is run, you would need to do different things.

Also a GFCI outlet is required in bathrooms for your own protection.
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Receptacle and Switch

Do you have enough space to change the single gang switch box to a double gang box?
Old 12-13-09, 01:25 PM
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You are best to leave that alone, and install a new 20A circuit with GFCI.
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