Plug-in switch

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Old 02-27-04, 06:31 PM
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Unhappy Plug-in switch

My electrical sub left an outlet in the fireplace unwired (for a fan).

It has two white wires twisted together and capped.
It has two black wires twisted together and capped.
It has two red wires not twisted together and not capped.

Where do they go on the plug-in switch?
 
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Old 02-28-04, 12:45 PM
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What exactly do you mean "plug-in switch"? Is it a switch that plugs in a receptacle,or does the fan's cord have switch on it ?Or does it get wired into the fan somehow? As for the receptacle I recommend calling the electrician to let him know he forgot to install it . Its their responsibility, the job is not complete until all the devices are installed.Hes also responsible for the switch.
 
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Old 02-28-04, 02:30 PM
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It's a standard electric outlet you plug appliances in. The electrician won't come back as he promised he would.
 
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Old 03-24-04, 01:04 PM
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If you didn't send the final payment don't, call the general contractor & explain the situation.Sorry,I didn't get back to you sooner. Frorm the way you described the wires its going to another outlet.Did the sub identify the breaker {as he should have}? To do this safely you must shut off the breaker for this circuit.The 2 red wires are probably sparewires.One set of black/white is the power in the other is going to another outlet.
 
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Connect the two black wires to the two brass screws on a duplex receptacle. Connect the two white wires to the two silver screws on a duplex receptacle. Leave the two red wires alone.

This is a guess. If it doesn't work, connect the two black wires to each other again, and try connecting the two red wires to the two brass screws instead.

If this still doesn't work, come back and tell us what happened.

Don't forget to turn off the breaker before you start.
 
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