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I have a plug outlet that's powered by a three

I have a plug outlet that has only one wire going to it. That wire thats the power source to that plug is a three wire red, white & black. I want to take power from that plug/power source to add a new light switch that will control a new plug outlet. How do I wire same..

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Red wire is the live wire, black wire is the dead wire, white wire is the earth wire.
Now its the black and the red wire we are to play with. take a two wire cable, let the wires be red and black in the new cable, connect the red and the black cables of the new cable to the corresponding red and black wires of the old cable i.e. the new cable is to be connected parallel to the old cable(the connections can be made by ripping the old cable from any point) now connect a switch to the other end of the red wire. attach the terminal of the bulb to:
1) the the other terminal of the switch
2) the other end of the black wire

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