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JanetH

12:12PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 08/27/02
5 lifetime posts
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I don't know who the idiot is that installed our vanity light in the downstairs bathroom, but he hotwired it to the electrical wires and there's no switch in between to turn it off. There is a wall switch across the room that runs to a ceiling fan, but I'm not sure if I could handle something like that. If I wanted to install a switch and a plug on the wall where the vanity light is, what materials would I need? I get really confused looking at all the plug/switch options etc. Can anyone help? It's like summer in Alaska here. LIghts on 24 hours a day!

Tom O

03:20AM | 11/14/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
If you are getting confused just looking at the options, try this.

Call an electrician in (after all, we do occaisionally have to do some real work). He may be able to install a switch & receptacle directly below this light, but just above the vanity. There are way to many variables to try to advise you of all possibilities & combinations on-line

lmg

07:16PM | 11/14/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
2 lifetime posts
i would bet that in the wall box that controls the fan there is a loop for the light and somebody just wired it wrong with the wrong switch.

electricmanscott

03:20AM | 11/15/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
If you get confused looking at the plugs and switches, how the heck can you even consider doing the actual wiring?
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