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I am installing an overhead automatic garage door opener. My only power source close to where I will be hanging the motor is an overhead light socket that is operated by a switch on the wall next to the house entry door. I wanted to know if it is possible to rewire the light socket with a standard electrical plug outlet AND to remove the switch & wire it to provide constant power to the new outlet. The overhead light is on my 15A garage GFI circuit & the opener lists 120V/6A as its power requirements.

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merged by Niall C. Jan 14 '16 at 2:24

This question was merged with Is it possible to convert a switched light into an unswitched outlet? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.