Electric switch

Old 07-18-02, 09:23 AM
Nora Cameron
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Cool Electric switch

I have an older mobil home.My porch light switch inside is next to the back door.I want to put a yard light about 20 feet from the back door.How do I install a yard light switch next to the porch light switch & tap into the power.Switches need to work separatly.
Old 07-18-02, 12:48 PM
Gary Tait
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Shut off powe and check to see if you have power and neutral in that box (If there rare two whites connected together, and two blacks on the switch).

If you do, you can run your light wiring to that box, and
use a 2 gang switch which fits in the space of one switch,
if you are not up to opening the wall and adding another gang to that box (which is a better solution IMO)
Old 07-19-02, 07:18 AM
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You're really better off asking about this in the Electrical forum. Running an outside line isn't as simple as throwing some cable in the ground. At least, not if you want to avoid fire and shock hazards.

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