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Old 07-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #31
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Is there anyway I can just hook up the light and forget the rest? At this point I don't really care about losing a receptacle. :P

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #32
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Is there anyway I can just hook up the light and forget the rest?
Yes.
Remove the red wire from the receptacle.
Put a wirenut at each end.
Tie the ORIGINAL whites together and the ORIGINAL blacks together.
Done.

For the new wire to the ceiling light...
Tap into the whites and add the new white wire.
Tap into the blacks to add a short piece of black wire.
Attach this short piece and the NEW black to the switch.
Done.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #33
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Is there anyway I can just hook up the light and forget the rest? At this point I don't really care about losing a receptacle. :P


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Yes.
Remove the red wire from the receptacle.
Put a wirenut at each end.
Tie the ORIGINAL whites together and the ORIGINAL blacks together.
Done.

For the new wire to the ceiling light...
Tap into the whites and add the new white wire.
Tap into the blacks to add a short piece of black wire.
Attach this short piece and the NEW black to the switch.
Done.
The last part, did you mean "Attach this short piece "AS" the NEW black to the switch"?
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The last part, did you mean "Attach this short piece "AS" the NEW black to the switch"?
Nope.
The short piece is the new hot that gets switched.
The new black wire gets switched and goes to the light.
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One more thing before I flip the switch. After the red wire is capped on both ends, for the receptacle end, is it just wired like a normal receptacle? Black on one side white on the other?
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One more thing before I flip the switch. After the red wire is capped on both ends, for the receptacle end, is it just wired like a normal receptacle? Black on one side white on the other?
Yep.
Hope the others are wired right
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #38
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Now I have constant power to the receptacle. But no power to the switch.
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Now I have constant power to the receptacle. But no power to the switch.
No power from the switch. The ceiling light is not coming on.
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Now I have constant power to the receptacle. But no power to the switch.
Is there voltage at the wire pointed to in the photo?
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This has to be the longest thread ever on installing a switch.
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This has to be the longest thread ever on installing a switch.
And these background/wall colors are killing me.

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Ant these background/wall colors are killing me.
They are pretty loud.


To the OP, I would start over, you need to trace out the wires so you can properly make up the splice, without voltage readings and a little bit of electrical knowledge you may never get it right.
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I'm pretty sure there was power, I'll have to check again when I get home from work.

And yeah, definitely the longest thread for something that is normally so simple.

It's my little girls room, she wanted something represents bubble gum. :P sorry for the eye strain.
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I'm pretty sure there was power, I'll have to check again when I get home from work.

And yeah, definitely the longest thread for something that is normally so simple.

It's my little girls room, she wanted something represents bubble gum. :P sorry for the eye strain.
Were just teasing on the wall color. but really, Im having a hard time not believing that the 3 wire in the switch box isn't the same wire that goes to the wall receptacle...

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