Not much information to go on, but I'll give it a guess. On the existing
switch there are two black wires on the same terminal and one black wire on
the other terminal. Of the two black wires on the same terminal, one is
probably the hot feed and the other is the feed to something else on the
circuit. Remove these from the switch and splice them together. Then add a
short piece (6") of black wire on to them and cap with a wire connector.
The black wire by itself is the hot feed to the light. If you are
eliminating the light, just remove the other black wire and tape the end or
put a wire connector on it. Remove the single black wire's corresponding
white wire from the group and splice on a short piece of white wire. Splice
on a piece of bare or green wire onto the three copper wires. Now connect
these short pigtails onto the receptacle.
Did I get it right?
You can buy switch and outlet combinations that fit into a standard
outlet cover. One white from the wirenut gets added to the wirenut
and goes to the silver screw on the outlet. The black FEED wire goes
to the outlet AND switch. The supply black wire goes to the light
controlled by the switch.
Sounds like you need to provide more information.
IMHO, and just a guess from the limited information you provided, one
or more blacks is a hot, and one or more black wires is a feed to what
the switch was controling. So you need to label/mark your wires
before you start pulling anything.
Are you planning on totally removing the swich, or do you mean to
removing it, to feed a new receptacle?
tom @ www.freecreditreportadvice.com
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