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Wiring a switch with receptacles between it and the light.

Wiring a switch with receptacles between it and the light.

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Old 01-23-17, 03:04 PM
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Wiring a switch with receptacles between it and the light.

A room in my home was remodeled by the previous owner a couple years ago. The power drops into the switch, down to a receptacle, across the room to another receptacle, then up to the light. 12-2 Romex was used. Currently the switch controls both the receptacles and the light. My question is, is there a way to wire this circuit so that the switch controls only the light and not the receptacles without having to run a switch leg?
 
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Old 01-23-17, 03:36 PM
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No.

You'd need 12/3 romex to do this. You'd have the black wire constantly hot and switch the red.
 
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Old 01-23-17, 03:50 PM
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You can run a switch loop from the light to the switch and change the connections at the switch.

Plan B bypass and remove the existing switch and install a wireless switch. Example: Basic Wireless Light Switch Kit - White
 

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Old 01-23-17, 07:22 PM
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That's what i was afraid of. Thanks guys. 👍
 
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Old 01-23-17, 08:36 PM
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Using a wireless switch as i suggested is easy. It would take less than 30 minutes.
 
 

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