DIY Doctor

changing a switch to an outlet with muitiple wires

Postby sgt47 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:18 pm

Please Help!!!!! I am changing a single switch to an outlet. there is 1 red and 1 black wire connected to the switch with a ground as well. In the box there are muitiple white wires capped together as well as multiple blacks capped together with the black to the switch. What wires do I connect to the outlet and on what terminals?????
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:05 pm


Simply Build It

Postby sparx » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:13 pm

Hi, this is a UK site so US standards different.
we cannot mix power outlets with lighting circuits, white(Neutrals) & black(Lives) not used here on single phase supplies, try repost on US site for correct answer,
regards SPARX
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics