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bathroom lighting issue

in our downstairs bath there is a overhead light controlled by wall switch, then there was a old medicine cabinet with a light controlled by switch on cabnient. the cabinet broke now I replaced the cabinet with a mirror and vanity light above it but now the light will just stay powered on cause there is no switch , ques is can a run a line for a switch to turn light on and off and how do i do this thx. ps i cant find a bath lighting fixture with a switch
 

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Old 02-27-10, 05:32 AM
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Welcome to the forums! You will need to run a switch loop over to the switching area in order to be able to control the light via a switch. Since you can see what you have, and we can't, do you have the space, knowledge, and ability to do this? It may require sheetrock removal and replacement (meaning patching and painting). It is definitely a diy project, so if you think you can do it, let us know. We'll walk you through it. Posting a couple of pictures on a site such as photobucket.com and pasting the IMG code to your reply may help us help you.
 
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Bathroom lightning issue

please can somebody take at look at this , and tell me what you suggest thx in advance.

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Old 07-16-12, 09:35 AM
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Please tell us the wiring in the receptacle and switch.
 
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Old 07-16-12, 09:37 AM
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No sound on this machine - can you explain the issue here in words?
 
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Old 07-16-12, 10:09 AM
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This appears to be the same question you were asking about a couple of years ago. As chandler said then,
You will [probably] need to run a switch loop over to the switching area in order to be able to control the light via a switch.
As Ray requested, please pull the switch out of the wall and tell us what cables and wires are there and how they're connected. Do the same for your new light fixture. And, as chandler suggested earlier,
Posting a couple of pictures on a site such as photobucket.com and pasting the IMG code to your reply may help us help you.
See How To Include Pictures In Your Post.

One side question: Is that standard receptacle on the right GFCI protected?
 
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Old 07-16-12, 10:15 AM
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Mitch, in the OP's original post, he said
in our downstairs bath there is a overhead light controlled by wall switch, then there was a old medicine cabinet with a light controlled by switch on cabnient. the cabinet broke now I replaced the cabinet with a mirror and vanity light above it but now the light will just stay powered on cause there is no switch, ques is can a run a line for a switch to turn light on and off and how do i do this
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Ah, makes much more sense now - thanks, Nash.
 
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Old 07-16-12, 10:48 AM
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If power comes from the receptacle easiest is to put a switch in the same stud bay as the receptacle. Until you tell us the wires at the receptacle we won't know.
 
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