DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > Installing a wall sconce from an electrical outlet




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-15-2012, 03:36 PM  
meghan
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Default Installing a wall sconce from an electrical outlet

Hello,

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!



__________________
meghan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-15-2012, 04:20 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,976
Liked 963 Times on 856 Posts
Likes Given: 1649

Default

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



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2012, 04:19 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,229
Liked 116 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 65

Default

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.

__________________
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 03:21 AM  
theayale
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
theayale is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Unknown wall outlet scooter Electrical and Wiring 14 08-30-2011 08:31 PM
Nonfunctioning socket - running electrical wire to outlet notwoohoo Electrical and Wiring 3 03-20-2009 05:49 PM
What to do? Electrical outlet above stove burner! FreeStuffRockz Electrical and Wiring 8 11-21-2008 12:43 PM
cutting a hole for an electrical outlet daniel2229 General Home Improvement Discussion 9 07-22-2008 05:24 PM
Electrical Outlet Problem McRier Electrical and Wiring 9 07-30-2007 08:43 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS