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?
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
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
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