||03-06-2011 09:11 AM
replacing old receptacles with new decora on a 3 way light switch
I am trying to replace two receptacles that work with 2 light switches. The old round receptacles were upside down in the room and are supposed to be used with lamps. I bought 2 switches that were for 1 light and 2 locations. I was told by the guy at Lowes that the receptacles that I use are standard, only that I need to break off a metal tab between the outlets in order for them to work. I did this and my receptacles stay hot - they will not turn off with the light switches. What am I doing wrong?