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Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. That's not a good idea. You may overload the neutral if both circuits are on the same phase. Also, the box in question may only have switch hot, not the lead box. If you can pick up a neutral at a receptacle, pick up the hot there.
the problem taking both the hot and the neutral from the receptacle is that this project is in the garage and the receptacle is protected by GFI. If you trip the GFI, you lose the light of the new switch.
If I follow your diagram, would the light turn off if the GFI is tripped
Is it the same as taking both the hot and the neutral from the receptacle?
Confusing, but thanks for your help.
I have already wired it up by using the hot and neutral from the receptacle. IT is working, but I was trying to find a way to keep the lights on when the GFI is tripped. Using your method, I will still have the same problem.
somewhere else, but it is in series. The minute that the main GFI trips, I lose power in the next three receptacles attached to it.
How? Please explain
I like your ideas Mike.