Originally Posted by ryusei
I have two outlets in my front room fully controlled by the main light switch. I would like to change these to half switched outlet so I can control the lights via switch without interfering with power to the TV.
My basic question is whether this is something I can do by pulling out the outlets, rewiring and cutting the tabs or whether this requires more extensive re-wiring of the basic configuration (such as running another hot wire from the power source to the always on outlet).
Are the two outlets in question in the same box or are they are separated by wall space?
Since you have failed to provide any further info or photos of what existing wiring is currently in each box I am providing a diagram of one way this can be done. Assumes power is into the switch box and requires 12-3 cable between switch box and outlet and 12-3 from outlet to outlet.