Light switch, light, duplex recepticle, order matter?

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Old 02-15-11, 11:36 AM
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Light switch, light, duplex recepticle, order matter?

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to map out a wiring plan for a upcoming rewire of a couple bedrooms. It would be advantageous(access wise) for me to bring the power in from the service panel to a light switch before hitting a duplex outlet and the overhead light. My question is if I start with the light switch how do i continue on to both duplex outlets(which i do not want controlled by the switch) and the light. If I go from switch to light and then to all the duplex recepticles will they all be controlled by the switch?
I could start at an outlet and leave the light and switch for last but it would involve much more demo work haha. Also it is not a 3way switch/light.

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 02-15-11, 12:03 PM
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if I start with the light switch how do i continue on to both duplex outlets(which i do not want controlled by the switch and the light.
Start with 3-conductor cable from the switch. The red is switched the black is constant. At each receptacle the black goes to the receptacle and the red is simply wire nutted together. You would need to use 3-conductor between the two receptacles. Same connections at the second receptacle except when you run the cable from the second receptacle to the light you would change to 2-conductor cable. The black of the 2-conductor cable is tied to the switched red.
 
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Thanks. Perfect solution. Ill tell ya how it goes once im knee deep in wiring haha.
 
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Glad we could help.

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