Help! try to install a light switch with outlet

Old 07-13-18, 01:53 PM
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Help! try to install a light switch with outlet

I recently bought a house. The previous owner didn't install the switch for the hallway closet light. I pulled all the wires out from the junction box and found two black and one white with black tape are wired together, one red and one black together, two white together, one red by itself and several copper wires together..... I took a picture attached. Is this a switch roop going on here? I want to install a switch with an outlet. Is that even possible? Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 07-13-18, 04:23 PM
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You have a switch loop, plus possibly something else going on. It could be wiring for a three way.
Old 07-13-18, 06:00 PM
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What wires are in the closet light box?

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