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meghan 11-15-2012 02:36 PM

Installing a wall sconce from an electrical outlet

Please excuse my lack of correct terminology, as I have never done anything electrical before.

I am moving into a condo and would like to install two wall sconces above my couch. There is an electrical outlet on the wall which I would like to install the two sconces. On the wall directly across from this wall is a light switch that controls the top electrical outlet.

Is it possible to run wiring from this top electrical outlet (which is controlled by a light switch) to the two wall sconces?

Thank you!

nealtw 11-15-2012 03:20 PM

Yes and welcome to the site. Congrats on the new digs.

kok328 11-16-2012 03:19 PM

Unfortunately, you won't be able to fish wire horizontally in the wall without removing some drywall.
The best I see that can be done is to wire a cord & plug on the sconces and plug them into the top of the outlet with an adapter to accept at least 2 plugs. You can run the new cord in wire mold for a more surface finished look.

theayale 11-27-2012 02:21 AM

I think you need the help of a professional of someone you know who does electrician work. For safety reasons and also practical to call someone who will do this for you.

Even though your idea would work, you still need the guidance of someone who know electricity stuffs more than you do.

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