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Old 11-27-2011, 11:07 AM  
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Default how do I tie into power before a switch.

I want to add a light and switch in my hallway from the power in my bathroom light


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Old 11-27-2011, 12:07 PM  
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Depends on if the incoming power is runing to the light or the switch first.


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Old 11-27-2011, 01:20 PM  
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incoming power is to light first
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:18 PM  
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Kill the breaker first!
How to Install an Electric Switch
This can also be done with a wireless switch. Heath makes one.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:39 AM  
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Also depends on if the circuit also contains the bathroom receptcle. If it does, then by code you can not tap this circuit to run devices outside the bathroom.
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Is there an outlet in the hallway? If so you could tap off of that.


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