The quickest way to extend power outdoors is to install a receptacle back-to-back with one inside the house. You also can drill through the wall from a basement or crawlspace and attach a receptacle on the side of a house using an extension ring.

How do I add an electrical outlet to an outside light?

Quote from Youtube video: And use a flush mount box. Or are you going to add a surface box to that light and then run some surface conduit over to a surface mount outlet. Box where a receptacle.

Can you run power from a light to an outlet?

If there is a live power source in the light outlet as well as a switched conductor to control the light, then you can use the common neutral and tap into the constant power source in the outlet box so you have a live receptacle whether the light is on or not.

How do you run electricity from an existing light fixture?

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Quote from Youtube video: For this job I'm going to be using a battery-powered drill some electrical tape a new outlet a pair of pliers and wire long enough to run to your new outlet.

Can you extend an outlet from a light switch?

Adding an electrical outlet next to an existing light switch is easy, as long as there is a neutral wire in the box. Step 1: Turn the power supply off to the light switch at the main electrical panel. Step 2: Remove the switch plate and unscrew the switch from the outlet box. Step 3: Pull the switch out from the box.

Can you run a spur from a light switch?

You’d probably do better running the spur from the nearest light fitting, or the CU (fuse box) unless there is as some have pointed out, a neutral at the light switch.

How do you pull power from a light switch?

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Quote from Youtube video: And insert it into the metal conduit. Until it gets to the light fixture. And then you would take the black wire of the romex. Tie it into this feed line right here tie it into this feed line pigtail.

How do I wire a receptacle from a light outlet but keep it hot when light is off?

In this case, you must change the cable from the switch to the light outlet from a 2-wire to a 3-wire cable. As you can see, connecting a receptacle to the light would see the receptacle only hot when the light switch is on.

Can you spur a socket from a light?

You need the neutral to make the light work but you can take a spur from the socket underneath the desk for a light, you could place a FCU next to socket underneath desk then run cable to light switch and then on to light fitting .. you cannot run spur to spur with sockets incase of over load of cable but a light is

How do you run a light from another light?

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Quote from Youtube video: You'll want to just cut off the copper and start again it's always best practice to do that sometimes the cable is new enough that you can manipulate the cores again without them breaking on you.

Can you run a fused spur off a light switch?

You can install either a switched fused spur, which will also function as the on-off button or an unswitched fused spur alongside a conventional light switch.

Do outside lights need a fuse spur?

If you are just spurring one single or one double socket off the ring there is no need for a fused spur/fcu. If taking the new light from the lighting circuit,which is the preffered option, there is no need for a fused spur/fcu. Just take a feed and neutral to the switch and then to the light.

Can I use a plug instead of a fused spur?

So as long as the plug sockets are accessible without touching the appliance to turn it off then this is fine, but also a fused spur is fine too.”

What is a switched fused spur?

What is a fused spur? A fused spur is a switch that’s used to isolate electrical equipment from the mains supply. You’ll typically find them on the left or right of your oven or hob, and next to or underneath your heater.

Can I install a fused spur myself?

As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install additional new light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main).

Can I spur off a socket twice?

A spur can be connected to an existing socket, on either a ring main or a radial circuit, providing that socket does not already have a spur. That is only one spur per socket is allowed and the number of spurs must not exceed the number of sockets.