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elmaur 04-29-2012 05:36 PM

Converting wall switch to outlet to switch ceiling fixture
 
I have 3 bedrooms on 15 amp circuits, 14 gauge wire. Original wiring is one bedroom is on one circuit and the other 2 bedrooms on another circuit. The wall switches in each switched the top half of an outlet in each room. I converted the wire at the wall switch to a 110V feed from the outlet and ran 14/3 from the switch to the ceiling for a ceiling fan. I replaced the outlets since the jumper was cut to isolate the 2 plug ins for switching. Is this whole scenario code compliant?

rjniles 04-29-2012 05:48 PM

Sounds fine- make sure you use fan rated boxes at the fan location.

elmaur 04-29-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 910386)
Sounds fine- make sure you use fan rated boxes at the fan location.

Yep, I got the boxes that have the bar that expands to anchor itself between two beams.
I was just made aware that new wiring for lighting has to be separate from outlets. That would make this wiring scheme not right. Anybody have info on this?

rjniles 04-29-2012 06:16 PM

Not true. Receptacles and lighting (in bedrooms) can be on the same circuit. There are limitations on some circuits (like kitchens) but you are fine with bedrooms.

elmaur 04-29-2012 06:23 PM

I do hope this is true. I will be getting a permit and inspection for the garage subpanel and other electrical upgrades. They might scrutinize everything.

joed 04-29-2012 06:27 PM

You are fine. What you did is a very common change and meets all codes.

elmaur 04-29-2012 07:28 PM

Okay, thanks.


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