trying to hook-up switch

Old 03-08-04, 06:12 PM
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trying to hook-up switch

I have a problem I have 20 years exp. in plumbing ,so I go to my dads home today for lunch while there my had bought a new range hood ,dad had taken the switch and old hood out .There is a flip switch for his garbage dis. ,and in the same box is a plug do i hook this thing up . Please Help Thanks
Old 03-08-04, 07:07 PM
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Your post is a little confusing.

Is there an existing wire from the old range hood? Are you adding a new wire?

On a duplex receptacle outlet there are screw terminals on the each side, as well as a green screw for the ground. The brass screws are for the hot wire. The silver screws are for the neutral wire.

If an outlet is always on (unswitched) then you can take power from it by attaching to the screw terminals on each side. If the outlet is partially switched then getting power is a little trickier. If the outlet is completely switched than it may or may not be possible to get constant power from the outlet.

Describe your setup in more detail, and we can help.

However, one caution. Kitchens are more stringent in regards to codes. You may n ot be able to grab power from this this outlet and still be within code.

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