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lincoln85 10-09-2008 10:56 AM

power from outlet to switch
i have an outlet controlled by a switch. The power goes from outlet to switch. I want to maintain full power at the outlet and use the switch to control a new ceiling fan. What must I do?

rgsgww 10-09-2008 11:06 AM

So the power comes in from the outlet? Is there a red wire attached to the outlet?

joed 10-09-2008 12:04 PM

At the receptacle connect both black wires to the gold screws and connect both white wires to he silver screws. NOTE if the receptacle was only half switched then you need to replace the receptacle as the tab will be cut between the gold screws.
At the switch connect the white from the new light to the white from the switch. Connect the two black wires to the switch. The switch will now control the light at the end of your new cable.

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