Help with a socket controlled by a switch.

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Old 03-24-20, 11:56 AM
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Help with a socket controlled by a switch.

So i have an electric socket the top outlet is controlled by a switch and the bottom one is hot all the time.
My goal is to install a ceiling lamp and have both sockets hot.

Please help me with the wiring diagram.

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Old 03-24-20, 12:17 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Your diagram is very hard to read.
Don't add grounds to wiring diagrams. They are understood to be there.

You are showing three black wires and two red wires on the receptacle. Is that correct ?
Are you using red for white/neutral ?
 
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Old 03-24-20, 12:48 PM
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I added a second diagram hopefully its easier to understand.
Red represents white cable.
red/white from wire A and black from wire C are joint by small wire and are connected to the side screw of the outlet as well as black from B
 
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Old 03-24-20, 01:25 PM
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Much better.
Where do you want to connect the ceiling light..... at the switch or the receptacle ?
Less wiring at the switch.
 
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Old 03-24-20, 01:35 PM
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Assuming the light wire brought into the switch......
At the receptacle..... connect all three black wires together and a short tail of black wire to go to the brass screw. Connect all three of the white wires together and a short tail of white wire to go to the silver screw.

Use a new receptacle as that one will have the hot bridge clip removed.

At the switch....the whites get connected together. One black from receptacle goes to one switch terminal the other black from the light goes to the other terminal.

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So if I understand correctly I should get a new receptacle and shortail all whites together and all black together and connect them it.
If so where do i connect them top or bottom or it does it not matter?
Also do i remove the bridge in the new receptacle?
 
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I made a third diagram let me know if that looks OK please.

 
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Old 03-24-20, 03:37 PM
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Diagram looks ok.
You will have a splice of four wires..... the three from the cables plus a short tail to go to the receptacle. Both white and black. You can use the top or bottom screws. Do not remove any jumpers. You want both ports live.
 
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Thanks for your help!!
I'll share the results here once I am done
 
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Old 03-30-20, 03:50 PM
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just finished with everything today. It worked amazing thanks a lot again.
 
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