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Hello, ive new to this forum and have a slightly above average knowledge of electrical.
I currently have a wall sconce with an outlet just below it, both are controlled by the same switch. I want to move the light to the ceiling. I figured I would be able to run a wire to the he switch and then up into a new box in the he ceiling. When I opened up the switch I noticed there was only one 14/2 wire that was coming into the box. I tried to just attach my new white wire into the the existing, same as the black. Got no electricity to the new box. Was wondering how I would go about wiring it correctly? IMG_20200425_143605.jpgIMG_20200425_143548.jpgIMG_20200425_143623.jpg
 

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Hello, ive new to this forum and have a slightly above average knowledge of electrical.
I currently have a wall sconce with an outlet just below it, both are controlled by the same switch. I want to move the light to the ceiling. I figured I would be able to run a wire to the he switch and then up into a new box in the he ceiling. When I opened up the switch I noticed there was only one 14/2 wire that was coming into the box. I tried to just attach my new white wire into the the existing, same as the black. Got no electricity to the new box. Was wondering how I would go about wiring it correctly? View attachment 57780View attachment 57781View attachment 57782
In the second picture what is the other cable. It should have 2 cables with one being the live and corresponding neutral and the other cable should be your switch leg
 

DeBonis12

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In the second picture what is the other cable. It should have 2 cables with one being the live and corresponding neutral and the other cable should be your switch leg
That's the other end of the cable that is coming out of the ceiling. I looked up a bunch wire diagrams and figure it out. It was all ran through the outlet. I had to sacrifice then wall sconce and now the outlet is always live but the ceiling is controlled by the switch 🤷🏻‍♂️ Thank you for your response and willingness to help, much appreciated
 

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could it be that the neutralis at the light and not at the switch? i.e switch has only hot and switched hot?
 

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That's the other end of the cable that is coming out of the ceiling. I looked up a bunch wire diagrams and figure it out. It was all ran through the outlet. I had to sacrifice then wall sconce and now the outlet is always live but the ceiling is controlled by the switch 🤷🏻‍♂️ Thank you for your response and willingness to help, much appreciated
Congratulations Debonis 12 if you need anything else let us know
 

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