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Old 08-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Switch Controlled Outlet


I have an outlet in my room that is only hot when I flip a switch on the wall. I have been in places before where the switch only controls the bottom half of the outlet and the top is hot constantly. Is there a way I could do this to my current outlet?

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Not if there are only two wires coming into the box, one wire attached to each side of the receptacle (outlet) unit.

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Turn off the breaker and pull the receptacle out. Tell us all the wires connected to it and to each other in the back of the box.
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