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Old 09-21-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Duplex light switch

I have a duplex light switch which is one on top one on bottom. My one on top is named so I have to get a new one. The one on top controls the lights and fan while the one on the bottom controls the outlet that my tv is plugged into. Is there a way that I can make it one light switch but have it only control the lights and fan and have the outlet run on its own? I want to get a belkin wemo switch and can't with a duplex. Thanks
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Sure that should be simple. The black wire on the bottom going to the receptacle gets connected to the power black feeding the common screw.
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Take two 6" pieces of black wire and wire nut them to the hot wire from the switch. Run one wire to the switch and the other one gets wire nutted to the wire that goes to the outlet. The whites or neutrals and grounds can stay the way they are.
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