I live in the state of Washington.
I want to add an outlet receptacle (not controlled by a switch) to a 15A lighting circuit in my garage. It should be just a short cable run of 2 feet from the light switch.
I had an electrician visit to price the work and he says that he is not allowed to add the receptacle if the existing circuit already has any receptacles on it. But I'm not sure why this is - I've done some googling on adding circuits and haven't seen this restriction mentioned anywhere else. Can someone clarify whether is is really a code restriction?
The garage does have some wall outlets on other circuits but also some (in the ceiling for the garage door openers) on the lighting circuit.