I want to add an outdoor plug outlet and tap a light and switch from that. Any special considerations?


The outlet needs to be a GFCI, but other than that, no. Just splice into the incoming power with a wire nut for the switch and light and add a short jumper in the wire nut to go to the GFCI.

Updated on February 15, 2018

Original Article:

Adding Electrical Outlets:  How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One
By Dan Harmon