I am in the process of replacing a dual light switch with a smaller switch and an outlet. I have the switch wired and working properly, but I am worried about the next step. The way I understand it, I need to:
- Add another wire to the two twisted white wires, and that will go to the white on the outlet.
- The leftover ground wire, will go to the ground on the outlet.
- Add one more wire and connect it to the existing black wire and that would go to the hot in the outlet.
The black wire is a little odd in my opinion. It's a single one that's connected to both "hots" on light switch. That's how the old one was wired as well.
Am I missing something? Also, what is the easiest and correct way to add those two additional wires? I have no desire to but a 100 foot spool for just a few inches.