02:19PM | 04/23/00
Member Since: 02/05/00
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I have two wall sconces above the fire place that I want to replace. The ones that are currently attached to the wall have on/off switches affixed to each of them. The ones that I am replacing them with do not. 2 questions here: 1) Is it a simple process to fix the on/off current to a light switch (that I can put in the wall)? 2) Is this a job for an experienced electrician or can I do this myself (bit of a novice)?

Electrical Inspector

03:31PM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
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you would need to interupt the power going to your 2 sconces via a single pole switch.
(assuming one switch for two lights)

then you'd possibly need to 'fish' a wire to the new switch location, assuming it is not proximal to said sconces , this may be a job in itself.

if there is a possibility that the sconce wiring is viewable from your basement, and verified carefully as being just that, gettting from point A to B becomes a little easier.

much depends on how tight your home is...

another option, although somewhat technical , is X-10 switching, either way i suggest that it may well be worth your time to have someone knowledgeable in such matters to take a look and help you decide.



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