electrical outlet

I want to convert a single on/off switch to one that has the on/off switch and an plug, that fits the same box in my wall? I went to my local independent hardware (mom and pop store) but they didnt have one, do these switch/outlets combos exist?
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Yes, it's called a combination single pole switch and grounded outlet. or three way switch and grounded outlet, or ... switch and gfci outlet. You should open the switch box first and be sure you have a neutral in the box, as the outlet can't be properly wired without one

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Here is a link to one: http://www2.acehardwareoutlet.com /(xmjr2045zqwc0t55hks50t55)/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU169828&Source=froogle

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excuse my extreme electrical ignorance, but by neutral you mean the white wire? (if black is hot)
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The two wires attached to a single pole switch are the hot leg, and the return leg, which brings the hot to the thing that the switch controls. If there is more than just the two wires attached to the switch, in the box, chances are you have a neutral. The neutral plus the hot gives you the 120 volts

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ahh now I get you. Thanks
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If you pull the switch out and the only two wires in the box are connected to the switch, no.
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Yep
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Yes, I ve seen them at Home Depot
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