Trying to confirm wiring will be correct

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Old 10-01-12, 07:05 PM
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Trying to confirm wiring will be correct

I am new to wiring and I want to confirm that my circuit is correct. I have a line coming in from the panel and I want to feed two outlets so they are always on and I want to feed a third outlet and a light and have them controlled by a switch. I have attached a diagram of what I think the wiring should look like, but I want to make sure that I am correct. The switch will only control the circuit with the light and the single outlet and the other two outlets will remain on.


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Old 10-01-12, 07:28 PM
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Your wiring diagram is correct.

I will also like to note that grounds will be required, all splices will need to be in boxes, and tamper resistant devices may be required.
 
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Old 10-01-12, 07:29 PM
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It looks right to me. Why is the third duplex receptacle switched with the light?
 
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Old 10-01-12, 07:42 PM
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CasualJoe, This is for a media center, the light switch will control the room lighting and the outlet will power a track light which will have a plug-in dimmer switch on it. This way I turn on the light to the room, the track light and room lighting will go on and I can then control the track lighting with the dimmer switch installed next to my recliner. while the two outlets remain on for the components.

Tolyn - Thanks for the welcome. Yes, the ground is assumed (but thanks for pointing it out) and yes the splices will all be in JBs.

Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it.

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Old 10-01-12, 08:24 PM
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I can then control the track lighting with the dimmer switch installed next to my recliner.
Can you explain more fully to be sure your plan is okay. It is not code compliant to install a dimmer on a receptacle.
 
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Dimmer

Ray,

The dimmer is not hard wired or "installed" it is a adapter that plugs into the receptacle then the light plugs into it. It then has a wire to dimmer box which I can put on my end table.

Ken
 
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Old 10-02-12, 07:40 AM
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The dimmer is not hard wired or "installed" it is a adapter that plugs into the receptacle then the light plugs into it. It then has a wire to dimmer box which I can put on my end table.
Then if it is UL or other such agency approved it should be okay.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 02:53 AM
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A lot of guys install switched receptacles "upside down". It's a nice touch to avoid confusion for others. Just FYI, you can wire a duplex outlet one switched, one always on. Run 12 or 14/3 w/g from the switch box to the outlet. At the switch box make the black always hot and the red switched. On the duplex receptacle there's a little tab between the two hot screws. Break it off. Red on one hot screw, black on the other.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 09:51 AM
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you can wire a duplex outlet one switched, one always on.
If you decide to do this, make the upper receptacle the switched one for code compliance.
 
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"make the upper receptacle the switched one for code compliance"

Really? That's funny - the switched receptacle in my living room was the bottom one. Regardless, I didn't like it so I nutted the hots together in the switch box and reassigned the switch to operate the fan in my ceiling fan/light combo.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 06:02 PM
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A lot of guys install switched receptacles "upside down". It's a nice touch to avoid confusion for others.
There is a problem doing this. There is no "UP" or "DOWN on a duplex receptacle. If there is no "UP", which way would be "UPSIDE DOWN". Or should it be "DOWNSIDE UP"?
 
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Old 10-03-12, 06:06 PM
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There is no NEC rule regarding which half of the duplex is switched.
 
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Well, as far as upside down or downside up... it's a good idea, however the switched outlet will be up in the ceiling hidden by the valance, sideways to boot

so would this be sideways sided or sided sideways?

Thanks EVERYONE for the help and advice!
 
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Old 10-03-12, 08:18 PM
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There is no NEC rule regarding which half of the duplex is switched.
That's what I get for listening to an inspector. Again!
 
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Old 10-03-12, 08:21 PM
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the switched outlet will be up in the ceiling hidden by the valance, sideways to boot
I'm going to go out on a limb (again) and say that I think that a receptacle mounted in the ceiling, facing the floor, must be a twist-lock, or have some means of plug retention.
 
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Old 10-04-12, 03:41 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb (again) and say that I think that a receptacle mounted in the ceiling, facing the floor, must be a twist-lock, or have some means of plug retention.
I can't say it's not true, but I can say I never heard that before. If it's in the NEC, I am not aware of it.
 
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