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Old 10-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #16
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Perfect! Thank you!! I wanted to do this but didnt know if it was ok to have that many wires running in and out of one box. I bought new "old work" that is a little bigger just in case I needed room with all the wires.

Can't I just not use the red wire going to the outlet and take it off the oulet (well I guess I'll be installing a new one anyway, but you know what I mean.

Yeah you can but the thing is, they wired the outlet one of two ways. Either they made it a half hot which is where only one outlet is switched, and the other is constantly on, or the entire thing is.

If they wired it where only one is switched, if you don't connect the red wire you will not have any power on the plug that was switched.

IF they wired it where the entire outlet is switched, you won't have any power. In this case, the black wire is not even connected to the outlet, it is just connected to the wire going to the next outlet.


Yeah, they sell boxes at home depot and lowes that are "deep" boxes, with a little more room. I always get them anytime i buy a new box for "future expansion"

And no problem, if you have any more questions let us know!

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Old 10-19-2009, 11:52 PM   #17
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All done and looks great. Thanks for all the help!

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