Remove outlet from switch


Old 07-01-12, 05:14 PM
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Remove outlet from switch

I have an outlet in my upstairs office and it is wired to a switch in my kitchen. how do I go about removing the outlet from the switch. I want the outlet to be constantly live. I am familiar with basic wiring. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 07-01-12, 05:35 PM
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What is the wiring at the receptacle? are both plug-ins switched or is one always on? What is the wiring at the switch?

Do you have a ceiling light or another receptacle controlled by a switch in the office? Code generally requires one switch controlled light or receptacle so you may need to add one if one isn't present.
Old 07-01-12, 06:14 PM
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The code requires a switch controlled lighting outlet in many rooms. Making the receptacle a constant hot may create a code violation. What room is this in?

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