Electrical Wiring in the Home/Outdoor lighting / outlet


I have a switch operated outdoor light near my back door for lighting the back porch. There's no other power source for this area. I want to install an outlet to put a small upright freezer back there and also a motion activated light. I'm reasonably good at changing fixtures and moving lights, etcetera. Can I do this? Do you recommend any particular light/outlet combo?

It may be easier and better to run a separate line for the freezer. Most likely, the power enters the switch first, so you can't run an outlet from the light without leaving the light on. It will also prevent you from overloading the circuit, or having something else on the circuit trip the breaker and spoil your food.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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