moving outlet downline


Old 12-22-14, 11:10 AM
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moving outlet downline

Hi there, I am new to the forum.

I have power coming from an existing outlet to a box containing an outlet and a switch. The switch controls a single light only. I want to leave the switch where it is and move the outlet that was with it further down the line but before the light. Can I wire this newly places outlet along the same line or do I have to run from outlet to outlet to switch to light.

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Old 12-22-14, 11:50 AM
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I'm not sure I fully understand. But here's what I think you want to know:
You can run new cable from source box to new receptacle box, then on to light box.
OR, you can remove receptacle at light box, and run new cable back to new receptacle box.
So... you will have: receptacle, new receptacle, switch
OR receptacle, switch, new receptacle.
Whichever is easiest.

The switch can be tricky. Ensure it is indeed on the same circuit as receptacles. If you run into trouble, post back with pictures or details of how switch and receptacle in that box are wired.
Old 12-22-14, 11:51 AM
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You would need to add a new cable from the last receptacle to the new location. The cable between the switch and the light would only be hot when the switch is on.
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Thanks for the response. I was able to get an electrician in and he fixed it all up.


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