Backside of Wall Outlet


Old 05-03-04, 12:36 PM
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Backside of Wall Outlet

Hi there,
I've been asking and looking, but not found what I think is a straight forward question.
I would like to wire a wall mounted light from the backside of an outlet (or inside), so as the wire does not come out of the wall, only to plug into the outlet. The 'on\off' switch is midway along the line and has been made accessible.
I have installed dimmer switches in other areas, and there was a white, black and ground.
Is it as simple as connect the three and I'm done or is there something being overlooked?
I would rather be 100% on this, instead of 90%.
The apartment, which is in a heritage house, has just been completely renovated so all wiring is new.
Also, I would like to control a different outlet with a switch that is already in place, is there a link to a tutorial on this?
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Old 05-03-04, 04:59 PM
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You can not run lamp cord inside a wall or connect direct to a receptacle. It must remain free air and have a plug on the end of it.

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