Check this wiring diagram for me? Using outlet to power new light.


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Old 08-18-21, 05:56 PM
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Check this wiring diagram for me? Using outlet to power new light.

The two black on the right are hot, but were capped and shoved in the box. Want to use that to run power to a new switch, and from there to a new light. Then figure I pigtail the neutral to one coming off the outlet.

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Old 08-18-21, 06:04 PM
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Your diagram is good.

Rather than connecting the neutral off the outlet, I would recommend disconnecting the two whites from the outlet, splice the two whites along with the new white using a wire nut. Then, add a short pigtail off the splice and connect that to the outlet.
 
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Old 08-18-21, 06:43 PM
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Thanks, Tolyn. Like this?

 
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Old 08-19-21, 09:19 AM
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It may be obvious, but don't forget to tie all the grounds together too. It's hard to tell if the ground wires are pushed to the back of the box.

If this is an old ungrounded circuit, by code, it's not allowed to be extended.
 
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Old 08-19-21, 05:08 PM
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Thanks, Tolyn. Like this?
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