I was going to add an outlet to a switched 1 outlet circuit thinking it would be pretty straight forward to run a wire from the switch box to a new outlet. The switch in question is a simple 2-way.
After cutting drywall for the new box, I examined the switch box I was going to connect to and was surprised I could not find any neutral wires (vintage 2013 house- PA). Apparently power is supplied at the outlets and fixtures and only the black loop wires come back to the switches. Not code as I understand it!!
Not a white wire to be found.. no wire nut bundles in the back - no whites to the other switches (3-ways by the way). So am I screwed and have to find a way to run wire to some other place to get my neutral?
I am going to get ahold of the electrician who gave me the idea as I am beyond my understanding zone and either have him tell me what I am missing or have him do it
In the meantime - for my own sanity because I've wasted a good Sunday afternoon, can explain the logic of this method or some concept I am missing or a how-to? The other switches are all 3-ways have 4 wires coming in: 1 red, 2 black and ground. I see no way to use any of those to help me.
Otherwise my only other idea, probably not kosher at all, is to remove the switch and reconfigure the (now) switched outlet to feed power back to the switch-box where I would tie into it for the new outlet.