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Old 07-10-2012, 06:07 AM   #46
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Yeah, I'll just get an electrician to come and do it.. It's getting way too complicated. I have now figured out that with the receptacle setup without the red wire... There is no power at a receptacle/switch in the bedroom next door.

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Yeah, I'll just get an electrician to come and do it.. It's getting way too complicated. I have now figured out that with the receptacle setup without the red wire... There is no power at a receptacle/switch in the bedroom next door.
Let us know when it is up and running and what the problem actually was... you could be the one exception that something was amiss and we just couldn't see it.
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I have now figured out that with the receptacle setup without the red wire... There is no power at a receptacle/switch in the bedroom next door.
That is the first mention of a recept/switch in another room on this circuit.
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Yeah, I didn't realize until late last night when the charger for my phone didn't work. Also, when I flip the switch that shuts the power off to the switch I was working on, the other bedroom is out of power too.
Does this make more sense? Or does it make things 10 times more difficult?
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Yeah, I didn't realize until late last night when the charger for my phone didn't work. Also, when I flip the switch that shuts the power off to the switch I was working on, the other bedroom is out of power too.
Does this make more sense? Or does it make things 10 times more difficult?
Very hard to guess how cables/wires are traversing thru the walls and what junction points there are.
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I'm wondering, if I hook this all back up the way it was supposed to be, is there anyway I can just tap into the switch with the new ceiling fixture and have the switch work both the ceiling and the receptacle?
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I'm wondering, if I hook this all back up the way it was supposed to be, is there anyway I can just tap into the switch with the new ceiling fixture and have the switch work both the ceiling and the receptacle?
This pains me because this is so simple but you're struggling immensely, not your fault mind you... I just wanna make up the splice for you so you get the basics of what is suppose to happen.
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I hear ya, is there anything else I can test or try?
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Ok, I'm getting somewhere. I have power to the ceiling fixture and power to the plug outlet. The only thing is, when I try the new black wire or the old black wire on the switch, it only turns the plug on and off, the ceiling light is constantly on. I attached a pic of the setup I have now.
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The red wire is your receptacle. Take it off the switch and put it with the blacks in the wire nut.
Remove the black to the ceiling fixture from the wire nut group and put it on the place where the red was.
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Ok, I'm getting somewhere. I have power to the ceiling fixture and power to the plug outlet. The only thing is, when I try the new black wire or the old black wire on the switch, it only turns the plug on and off, the ceiling light is constantly on. I attached a pic of the setup I have now.
When you finally get this all working, re-read post 11 and let me know if it was the same thing.
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So everything is exactly as shown, except switch red wire with ceiling fixture black?

Right now, the ceiling fixture and the red are in the switch, then pigtailed to the other blacks... But it still works the receptacle only.
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From Post #32:
Remove the red wire from the receptacle.
Put a wirenut at each end.(of the red wire)
Tie the ORIGINAL whites together and the ORIGINAL blacks together.
Done.
(This gets the original switch eliminated and receptacle always hot
as you ere asking to do then)

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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So everything is exactly as shown, except switch red wire with ceiling fixture black?
Yes.

What you should end up with is the power black, the receptacle black and the receptacle red connected to one screw on the switch, and the new fixture black on the other screw of the switch.
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That's a cheap switch!

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