replacing ceiling fan/lights with a incandescent fixture and dimmer sw


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Old 07-01-14, 12:16 AM
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replacing ceiling fan/lights with a incandescent fixture and dimmer sw

The new single pole dimmer controls the receptacle outlets in the room along with the lights before the fan was controlled by to single pole switches one was the light and the other the fan 3 sources to breaker and only 1 white hot wire
 
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Old 07-01-14, 02:42 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Dimmer switches should NEVER be used to control a receptacle. Now, use punctuation and redo your question. I don't know if it is a question. White wires are not "hot", they are neutral.
 
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Old 07-01-14, 07:14 AM
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If the white is connected to the switch you have a switch loop and it is a hot, not a neutral.
 
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Old 07-02-14, 11:25 PM
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I apologize I'm limited typing space... I understand the white wire is neutral had someone else test the wires ok I have 1 black hot wire there's is a total of 10 wires 3 Black 3 white 3 ground & 1 red one of the black is the hot... My question is how do you put a single pole dimmer there without it affecting all of my receptacles? I can send a picture if it would help
 
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Old 07-02-14, 11:50 PM
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We still aren't sure what you want to do.

You cannot put a dimmer on a receptacle.

Maybe you can rewrite your opening post to explain in a little more detail.
 
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Old 07-03-14, 12:08 AM
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I'm sorry I'm not trying to put a dimmer on a receptacle. I just took down my ceiling fan and replace it with a light fixture and the switches that were there I was replacing with a dimmer switch but when I tried that it didn't only dim my lights it also dimmed my receptacle outlets in my bedroom
 
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Old 07-03-14, 12:24 AM
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This is a pic of what I'm working with. Maybe it will help
 
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Old 07-03-14, 08:14 AM
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Are you using a non contact tester to determine what is hot? If so your readings are meaningless. You need to use an analog multimeter. Please post a picture of the wiring at the light?
 
 

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