Like so many of you, I bought switches without checking to see if I had a neutral in the existing light switch box.
Like so many of you, it wasn’t there. Power is at the fixture.
So I’ve called a few electricians, a few told me it will be really expensive. Another flatly said “Don’t do it!”.
But I’m persistent, so I’m hoping a knowledgeable few can help me understand the steps.
From what I’ve read, the answer is described in this diagram:
- Shut the power off!
- Remove the existing box.
How do I do this with the style of box used?
- Pull 3 wire cable through using existing 2 wire cable.
Tape the 2-wire romex and 3-wire romex together?
Do I have to open the wall if the romex is tacked to a stud?
- Wire at the light or junction box for lights as described in the diagram
- Wire at the switches as described in the diagram
Thanks in advance for the thoughts and help!