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wildcranberry

07:27AM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 04/01/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I posted in the lighting section BBS, but I guess this is more of an electrical question. We are remodeling our bathroom and wish to replace the only light fixture which is the bar type (chrome), mounted on the wall, with 4 light sockets for light bulbs and it also has an outlet to plug the hairdryer or razor into. My Question is: How do I find another light system with a built in plug, I cannot find one anywhere. Do they still make these or are they unsafe? I'm Not able to create a "new" outlet so was hoping to find a fixture with the outlet. (there is no outlet in the bathroom other than this outlet in the old light fixture).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as you can probably tell, I am not experienced at remodeling!

bcelect

03:37PM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
You wont be able to find many of those old fixtures now that the newer codes require 20 amp., GFCI protected receptacles in bathrooms. It's time to update your wiring for the 21st. century.

joed

03:40PM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If the power comes into the switch you could replace the switch with a switch receptacle combo.
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