Adding a ligh to my pump house
I know it is frowned upon to use a heavy duty extension cord to make plug-in lighting, but I only need the light occasionally in my pump house, rarely actually.
I went to Lowels and they didn't have a ready made, chain pull, light fixture. But the guy sold me a light base you screw a bulb into that works from a pull chain. He said I could use the extension cord to make it plug in ready. So I started searching the internet and found out why it is not recommended. I will say my extention cord is nice, rubber not plastic and heavy weight.
I planned on attaching a light remodel box to the main beam running at the middle of the ceiling. Run the female end of the extension cord into the box and wire up the light fixture as usual. Staple the cord along this beam over to the wall and down to the outlet.
All this to save me from messing in the electrical box with adding breakers and such. I know nothing of wiring, electrical boxes and breakers, but I can splice a cord.
So my light would remain plugged in and secure, and I would only turn it on by the chain occasionally. Is this doable? And why don't they sell a proper wire with plug-in?
Thanks for all your insight,