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Old 03-28-2013, 07:00 AM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think that will help.
How can that diagram not help? Identify your alwyas hot wire and your switched hot wire and you are done.
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Ok every, much thanks for all the help that has been provided. I am going to go get a tester so I can figure out which set comes from the switch. Once I find that out, how do I connect the six wires to the outlet?
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because I have three sets of black/white wires and this diagram doesn't seem appear to have six
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How can that diagram not help? Identify your alwyas hot wire and your switched hot wire and you are done.
because I have three sets of black/white wires and this diagram doesn't seem appear to have six
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because I have three sets of black/white wires and this diagram doesn't seem appear to have six
The concept is the same. Identify your always hot wire. Pigtail that to the switch to one of its terminal. The other terminal of the switch gets connected to it the switch leg to the half of the receptacle that you want to be switched on/off.

Continue the always hot wire onto the half of the receptacle that you want to always be hot.

It is up to you to identify your always hot wire and your switch leg
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Wire nut all the bare grounds together with a pigtail to the green screw on the receptacle.

Wire nut all the white neutrals together with a pigtail to the silver screw on the receptacle.

Find out what black is hot all the time with a tester and the one that is not hot even with the switch on. Wire nut those two with a pigtail to one of the brass screws.

The remaining black wire is your switched wire just connect that to the remaining brass screw.

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