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jpcrockett

04:12PM | 03/14/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
5 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
House built in the 1950s.

Big closet/small room, the only lighting is a bulb with a pull string switch. I don't like stumbling over the paint cans to turn the light on.

Any suggestions? Is there a simple way to put in a switch in the wall?

I'm a first-time homeowner, so the more detailed the instructions, the more likely i'll be successful.

Thanks!

bcelect

09:41AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
Well first of all , more information is needed. Do you have access to the room from an attic above or from the basement below?

jpcrockett

10:42AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
5 lifetime posts
not really. it's in the upper floor with the kind of walls that, about 4 ft up from the floor, begin to slant with the inside of the roof. if there is access, which i doubt, i don't know how to get to it.

bcelect

07:58PM | 03/16/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
you can try surface wiring or as it's known as in the trade as "wiremold". It is available at ********** or a supply house. you can use it to wire a switch if you don't want to put holes in the wall. Since it is a closet you wont notice it, or since it is a closet you wont worry about putting holes in the wall, you can practice patching them.


bcelect

08:00PM | 03/16/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
My reply was auto edited when I refrenced that depot place, I guess they only allow to mention *****.


jpcrockett

02:21AM | 03/17/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
5 lifetime posts
thanks. i'll give it a shot. i'm thinking about tearing down most of the drywall in there anyway. maybe now i have some motivation.

thanks again

rpxlpx

08:28AM | 03/18/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you put in a wall switch, I suggest a lighted switch.
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