Wiring Switch with Two Black Wires


Old 04-18-02, 07:13 PM
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Wiring Switch with Two Black Wires

I have a light switch that controls an outlet. There are two black wires coming to the switch box and the switch toggles power between the hot wires. I'd like to run a seperate cable out of this switch box for a light fixture but without a white wire I'm not sure I can. Is this true?
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Old 04-18-02, 07:33 PM
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Yes, if there are no white wires in the switch box, it's true. Find another source of power. It's often a bad idea to try to tap power from a switch box (even when there are white wires).

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