How to make light switch/outlet connection.

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by bjferri, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. bjferri

    bjferri DoD Army

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    Can someone please assist me?

    This is what I have so far…I have the source (20 amp) coming into the switch box. I have the light fixture box wire coming into the switch box. I have the outlet box wire coming into the switch box.

    My light switch is just a single pole.

    Please tell me if I’m correct with these connections.

    From the source in the switch box, all this takes place: I have to pigtail the black wire to the light switch and to the black outlet wire. From the source I have to pig tail the white wire to the light fixture wire and to the outlet wire. From the source I have to pigtail the ground to the light switch, the light fixture wire, and the outlet. Lastly I have to connect the black light wire to the light switch.

    Thank you!
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Can you show pics.
  3. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Yup, that's right.

    A little less confusingly:



    All the grounds together

    All the whites together

    Source black to receptacle black & pigtail

    Pigtail to one pole of the switch

    Light fixture black to the other pole of the switch.



    BTW, "pigtail" means a short length of wire, not just any & all wirenut connections.
  4. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    Frenchie

    Who are you trying to fool with the signature?
  5. bjferri

    bjferri DoD Army

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    Frenchie - That's actually a lot less confusing - thanks!! Smiling here!!
  6. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Mike - Warrior got confused, so I thought I'd clear thing up with the tagline. You think I'm a woman? I'd be a pretty ugly woman... although I don't think I'm doing too bad for a 40-year-old guy.

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  7. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    And this, is my favourite from our wedding pics.

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  8. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    That is why is made that remark. I has always though that you looked like a d........ uh-oh :D :D :D
  9. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Really? My feminist older sister would take that as a compliment to her influence on me, growing up...

    You mean sounded like, right? ;)

    BTW, you got me in trouble with my wife for posting her pic w/o asking first.
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