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    Selah Posts: 16, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 16, 2007, 12:26 AM
    Switching old sconces for new ones
    Hello everyone, I'm back with a new project:

    I recently purchased new wall sconces for my bathroom. We were able to turn off the original ones with push button switches. The new ones need to be turned on and off with a single pole switch.

    There is one single pole switch which controls the ceiling light and fan. The wiring layout is as follows:
    The power source runs from the ceiling light to the left side sconce receptacle box, down to a single receptacle box located on the left side of the vanity, and across to the right side sconce receptacle box.

    I would like to add another single receptacle and a single pole switch to the right of the vanity. I added both, but I'm doing something wrong because I can only get the receptacle socket to work, but not the switch. What is the correct way to connect these?

    Thanks so much for your help.
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    Yipster Posts: 12, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 18, 2007, 06:25 AM
    Did you add a receptacle and switch to a new box? Are they separate (meaning: do you have a receptacle AND a switch mounted in a double box)?
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    labman Posts: 10,580, Reputation: 551
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    Oct 18, 2007, 07:15 AM
    I don' quite see how you planned to control the left light from the right without running a switch loop back to it. Otherwise, the switch needs to come before what it controls. I have asked to have your question moved to electrical and lighting.

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