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Need help with switch and outlet connections (think of it as a fun puzzle?)

Need help with switch and outlet connections (think of it as a fun puzzle?)

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Old 05-19-15, 10:30 AM
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Need help with switch and outlet connections (think of it as a fun puzzle?)

Hello all,

I am currently in the middle of a remodel of my home. During all of the excitement we decided to widen a doorway to a walkway. The section of wall removed included:
          As shown in this figure (currently, the studs and everything are removed and ceiling patched):

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          The figure might be hard to see, so I included a rough sketch of what is shown:

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          However, I did something really dumb and didn't take more pictures or mark the connections within the electrical boxes. I had to pull all wires from outlets and switches in order to complete the wall removal. I guess I assumed that I would be able to figure it out later. Well I have failed to figure it out so far. I need help knowing how the connections were made previously. Currently, all wires are exposed and not connected to anything (power is off).

          I have attached another sketch with the wires as they currently are with letters next to each. I'm hoping some of you electrical experts will know what letters need to be connected to each other (for example wires ahi need to be together, not sure if that is true just an example). I hope I can find some help, and thank you in advance!

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          Also, I should mention that the outlets probably won't be needed, so I was wondering if I can just connect them and leave them in a metal junction box in the attic?

          Thanks!!
           
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          Old 05-19-15, 10:47 AM
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          Tell us about the other 3-way switch. Is there just one 3-conductor cable (black, red, white) or is there a 2-conductor cable (black, white) also or more then two cables? What is the wiring?
           
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          Old 05-19-15, 10:54 AM
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          As long as the attic is accessible, you can put junction boxes up there to terminate or extend the circuits. You will still need receptacles on the remaining portions of the walls to meet the receptacle spacing code. Every wall, measured along the base needs a receptacle within 6' of each opening (e.g. your archway) and no more than 12' apart along the wall. Any wall segment 24" or larger needs at least one receptacle.
           
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          Old 05-19-15, 12:27 PM
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          When I get home from work, I will check the other 3-way switch. Thanks.

          Also, I forgot to mention in my post that there isn't a light in this living room. The switches control the outlet. I can't remember if it is one or two outlets, but I think it is just one. Have had the power in this room turned off too long during our remodel.
           
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          Old 05-19-15, 01:02 PM
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          The code does require at least one switched light or receptacle, so that function needs to remain intact whichever way you wish to do it.
           
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