Can I tap a pull chain socket light?


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Old 11-04-05, 09:44 AM
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Can I tap a pull chain socket light?

I have a pull chain incandescent socket in my attic near the entry hatch. It has a receptable (to plug in something). I don't know what you call it. Can I plug another lamp into it, a shop light or something like it?

Can I remove this receptacle and run wire to the center of the attic and add a switched light fixture, the switch being where the old socket currently is.


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Old 11-04-05, 09:47 AM
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Yes to all your questions.
 
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Old 11-04-05, 09:53 AM
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Great. What would be the correct wire to run to the new fixture?
 
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Old 11-04-05, 03:39 PM
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If NM cable is allowed in your city, then if the circuit is protected by a 15-amp breaker, use 14/2 NM-B. If the circuit is protected by a 20-amp breaker, use 12/2 NM-B. Read two books on home wiring before beginning.
 
 

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