Hi I'm trying to see if I can install a light switch/ GFCI outlet combo here.

If not what are other options or alternatives.

This is the current situation:

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  • Have you tried it yet and was there a problem ?
    – Alaska Man
    Apr 12, 2020 at 22:41
  • What does the room have now for receptacles? Apr 13, 2020 at 2:07

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This appears to be a switch loop. That is, a hot white coming down from a fixture to the switch and a black load wire going back to control a fixture. Since there is no neutral, you can't wire an outlet to the existing box with the existing wires. If you verify this to be true, put a few wraps of black tape over the white wire or mark it with a black magic marker to indicate that it's hot. You would have to replace the 14/2 with a 14/3 to bring the neutral down from the source to add the GFCI outlet.

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