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Chandelier, Dimmer, Outlet?

Posted by CommandaManda (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 11 at 19:23

From what I can see a chandelier (that is on the same circuit as a bathroom light) might have an outlet attached to it. I'd like to install a dimmer switch for the chandelier, but I'm thinking that the outlet (which hardly gets used) will suffer a loss of electricity.

How many wires should there be if the chandelier is just attached to the bathroom light line and it's own switch?
I see two whites, two blacks, and a ground. Behind are two other wires twisted together with nut.

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RE: Chandelier, Dimmer, Outlet?

The easiest way to tell is to turn off the light with the switch and see if the receptacle goes out. If it does, you can't put a dimmer in as the wiring currently stands. If it doesn't, then you're OK with a dimmer.

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