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Removing two 3-way switches that power wall outlets - how to treat wires

Removing two 3-way switches that power wall outlets - how to treat wires

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Old 08-29-13, 09:32 AM
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Removing two 3-way switches that power wall outlets - how to treat wires

I searched the forums and I couldn't find a thread to answer my question. My apologies if I missed any such threads.

I have two 3-way switches that power three wall outlets. I want to remove both switches so that the wall outlets are always hot.

When I remove the switch, what do I do with the black, green, red and white wires? I assume I connect the two black wires together, I connect the two white wires together, but what do I do with the green and red wires? Just put wire nuts on the green and red wires and put them back in the box? If that's not correct, what do I do?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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Old 08-29-13, 09:44 AM
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How is this wired now? Does the power from the panel come into one of the receptacle boxes or one of the switch boxes? Which color wire is connected to each terminal on each of the switches? So the switches control the entire duplex receptacle or only one half of each?

All ground wires, bare or green, need to be spliced together and bonded to any metal boxes.

Green grounds are unusual in residential systems. Do you have wiring in conduit?

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