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I need to wire a light switch in line. The power is coming from the right into the switch box and thren leaving to the left. A wire exits from the top and goes to the fixture.

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Consult an electrician.

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This is the way it works: hot feeds top left, when switch is turned on, hot goes through to the top right which also feeds bottom right. Now the outlet is powered.

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You should have two 16-2 wires going to your switch, one is the feed, the other will be the line that goes to the light. Put black feed wire onto bottom screw of switch (or top, always be consistent) Put other black from the second wire to the second screw on the switch, this will be your line to the lights with power when switched on. Connect white to white in switch box. The power will come back through the white from the line wire.
Up at the light, make sure you have the 16-2 line wire from the switch, connect the black line from the switch to the two thin black wires from the two bulbs. twist together and put a Marr connector on them. You now have power to the bulbs, the power must come back through the white line 16-2 wire that is in the same sheath from the switch. Connect this white line wire to the two thin bulb wires, twist and Marr them.
Now, you have 2 other 16-2 wires to the octogon light box. My guess is that one is the feed from elsewhere and one is the line to the switch, is that right? Do not connect either of these to the bulbs or else you will bypass the switch.
Below is a diagram but only one bulb, your black line from the switch needs to be marr connected to two blacks, one from each bulb. Remember to connect the bare ground wires together and to the metal box.

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    Take off the receptacle's face plate by first removing its screw. Detach the two screw securing the receptacle to the box and pull out the receptacle. Loosen the receptacle's terminal screws and pull away all wires from the back of the receptacle. Take out the receptacle (if working properly, it can be reused). If the ends of the wires are chewed up after removing them from the existing receptacle, cut them off with wire cutters. Strip off 1/2 an inch of insulation from the ends, using wire strippers. Bend them into loops with the pliers.

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    Bend the copper ends of all wires into a loop, using a pliers. Connect the white wires to the silver terminal and tighten the screw to the wires. Connect the black wires to the gold terminal and tighten the screw to the wires. Connect the bare ground wires to the ground terminal and tighten the screw to the wires.

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    Push all cables into the back of the box, followed by the receptacle. Attach the receptacle to the box with the two screws. Hold the new faceplate in position and install the screw. Turn on the power at the circuit breaker.

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    1) No you don't put 'line' to ground in any application.
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    So your question is not clear, or maybe an answer you got from someone is not clear.

    2) Let's go over wiring for T104 timer.
    You posted under T104 Intermatic 240V timer.

    3) Electricians use the words 'Line' and 'Ground' to mean specific things:
    Line wires are wires that come from breaker box and go to timer.
    Load wires are wires that leave timer and go to Load (light, fan, motor, pump)
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    http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-T104-Intermatic-timer.html

    Line wires from circuit breaker connect to terminals 1 and 3.
    Load wires going to Load (light, fan, motor, pump) connect to terminals 2 and 4
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    Terminal A does not have any wire in typical 240V connection. So terminal A has no wire.

    5) If your power is 120V, then T104 is not the right timer.
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    6) If you have a different timer than T104, add a comment with specific brand and number that shows inside timer door. I have wiring diagrams for most box-type timers.

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