Light Switch to Light Switch with Outlet

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Old 11-03-15, 04:56 PM
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Light Switch to Light Switch with Outlet

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I need your help. I'm currently renting an apartment that does not have an outlet in the bathroom. This presents a problem at times. Can anyone tell me whether I can replace my current light switch pictured below with a combination light switch with outlet? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



 
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Old 11-03-15, 05:49 PM
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Can anyone tell me whether I can replace my current light switch
Sorry but no, because you don't own the apartment and are not a licensed electrician.

If there is no neutral you can't. If there are not two white wires connected only to each other there is no neutral. It does not appear you have a ground. It could be argued the receptacle is an additional device. Any added device must meet code. You can not meet code with out a ground.
 
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You also can't because the outlet would have to be GFCI in a bathroom.

An apartment with no GFCI receptacle in the bathroom violates code almost everywhere.

It's a good way to get out of the lease. That apartment could not pass inspection.

One thought: look at the light fixture if it is over the mirror. You might find a 2-slot outlet on it.
 
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