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Old 04-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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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?

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

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

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