Disconnecting a Light Switch from a Duplex Plug Outlet


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Old 12-30-11, 01:35 PM
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Disconnecting a Light Switch from a Duplex Plug Outlet

In all of the bedrooms of my house there is one outlet that is connected to the light switch so that it only works when the light is on. It was like that when we bought the house and I want to change it so that the outlet works all the time regardless of whether the lights are on or not. Can somebody please give me directions on how to do this? Thanks
 
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Old 12-30-11, 02:00 PM
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What do you see in the switch box?
 
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Old 12-30-11, 03:29 PM
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The code requires a switch controlled lighting outlet in habitable rooms. You will need to keep the switched receptacle unless you install other lighting like a ceiling fan with a light kit or other lighting.
 
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Old 12-30-11, 04:28 PM
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Duplex Receptacle

Switched receptacles usually have half of the duplex receptacle switched and the other half live all the time. Is this what you want to do?
 
 

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