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Old 11-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #16
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Removing lightswitch control half of outlet duplex


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Reinstall the switch and don't change anything.
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Install a new receptacle using the 2 insulated wires remaining on the old receptacle.

Can you explain why I need a new receptacle? Isn't this just a matter of what wires are attached to the existing one?

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You do not really have to but I think it is the easiest. If you want to reuse the exiting receptacle, you have to connect both brass screws together.

Remove the wire* from the brass screw. Take about a 6" piece of new wire and strip about 2" of insulation. Wrap the stripped end around both bras screws going clockwise and tighten screws. Strip an inch off the other end and wire nut to the wire* you removed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #18
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New receptacles are $3.00. And it will be much easier and faster to change them then to pigtail both top and bottom screws together on the old.

The reason is that the old have been physically altered to be half switched.

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