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Adding a switch light to an end of run receptacle- Possible?

Adding a switch light to an end of run receptacle- Possible?

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Old 08-23-12, 12:25 AM
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Adding a switch light to an end of run receptacle- Possible?

I'd like to add a switched light to an end of run GFCI. Currently the end of run is a positive, neutral and ground.

Is is as simple as adding a pos/neu to the second set of terminals onto the GFCI and into the switch, then doing a new run from the switch to the light?

Something like this (where the red is the new run):

------->end of run GFCI----------->New Switch---------->Light

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Old 08-23-12, 04:24 AM
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If you need GFCI protection at the light (damp location, etc.) run a cable from the "LOAD" terminals on the receptacle to your switch location. Then from this box run a cable to your light location. In the switch box, connect the whites together using a b-cap, and place one black wire on one screw of your switch with the other black to the other screw. This breaks the hot wire, and thus gives switching to the light, which is hooked up with white to white and black to black. Grounding is omitted in instructions but is understood as continuous.
 
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Old 08-23-12, 05:53 PM
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Currently the end of run is a positive, neutral and ground. Is is as simple as adding a pos/neu to the second set of terminals onto the GFCI and into the switch,
There is no "Positive" or "Negative" in AC wiring. What you refering to would be a Hot, a Neutral and a Ground.
 
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Chandler. That did the trick. Worked perfectly. Thank you so much!
 
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