Turn off the breaker that controls.
Moving light switch one wall another.
There are numerous remote control systems available that use a stand alone switch and a receiver that either sits in the light fixture or in a circuit box to receive the signal and control power on the line.
The cable on the existing switch will become dead but better to terminate using a terminating block and insulating tape and then fill in the hole with bonding plaster and then skim.
Check the new location.
Pull the switch out a few inches but leave.
Remove the existing light fixture junction box and turn it so that it is accessible from above.
Keep the cut out and use it to patch the existing opening.
Hi all i have a situation where i need to relocate a light switch about 3ft across.
Step 4 mount your new electrical.
How to move a light switch.
Loosen the mounting screws and carefully pull the device out of its electrical box without touching the wire terminals.
Install the required length of new wiring to the new location for the light fixture.
How to move a light switch step 1.
Make the opening in the ceiling for the new light fixture.
If for example it s being fed from the ceiling rose or a junction box in the ceiling then chase down the side of the wall where you want the switch and feed in the new cable and switch.
Hold one probe on the ground wire and press the other probe against each wire terminal.
If the switch at this location is a light.
Step 1 take safety precautions before moving your light switch.
I am aware that i can make access to.
S tep 3 cut an opening in the drywall.
Unscrew the switch cover and then the switch itself from the wall.
Due to concrete flooring upstairs i cannot access the cable from above.
One example is the levnet system form leviton.
Turn on the switch you plan to move.
This is due to a doorway being bricked up and the light switch needs putting near the corner.
Turn on the light controlled by the switch to make sure it has a good bulb.
Use a multimeter set to its vac position to double check the circuit for voltage.