POWER THRU OUTLET TO LIGHT SWITCH
should wires be across from each other on the same plug or should they be to the back of both plugs .... any help would be apperciated thanks
Do you have power to the switch or can't get power there?
What is the switch controlling and is the switch before or after it?
Here's what you are looking for, I think.
If you want to have the light controlled by two switches, that is another issue and these directions will not work.
You just want to put power to the switch, then onto a light. You do not want the switch to control the outlet.
Turn the power off at the breaker.
Run 14/2 with ground sheathed electrical cable from the outlet to the switch. If the wires into the outlet are directly attached to the outlet, remove them and replace with short leads. Now pigtail the blacks together, the whites together, and the ground (bare) wires together.
At the switch box, run 14/2 sheathed electrical cable to the light. Pigtail the whites together. Pigtail the grounds together. Attach one black wire to a screw on the switch. Attach the other black to the other screw on the switch.
At the back of the existing outlet, the black wire is at the top right screw, the red is hooked to the bottom left screw and the white wire hooked up to the bottom left screw.
I would like to run power from that outlet to power a switch to control some pot lights.
How would I take the power from my outlet?
As I believe this is how you would wire a outlet to switch to light
Or can I simply do the outlet and then black to black and white to white on the top of the outlet with the wire going to the switch? And in the switch box marrette the neutrals and black to commons on the switch?