Changing Switched Outlet to Overhead...


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Old 09-24-18, 01:00 PM
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Changing Switched Outlet to Overhead...

I have a light switch that powers a half hot electrical outlet. The top is switched, and the bottom is always hot.
I would like to change the full outlet to always hot, and then use the switch to power an overhead light and fan that I will be installing. The house was built in the 70s, and the wiring is a little confusing to me, if someone could please help.
Where the switch is, there are 2 switches, with 2 main wires (romex) coming into the box. I have included pictures. The switch I am working with only has a black and white wire connected.
The outlet has romex coming from the bottom. There is a white wire, and two black wires and a copper ground connected to the outlet. Inside the box, it looks like a black and white wire are screwed together, as well as the copper ground.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 09-24-18, 01:59 PM
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Power in is at the receptacle. You have a switch loop.

You need to change the receptacle to one with tab intact.

Connect all blacks at the receptacle to a pigtail and pigtail to receptacle.

Do the same with the whites.

Cable from fan goes to switch box.

Black from fan to one side of the switch.

Black from receptacle to the other side of the switch.

Whites from receptacle and fan connected together.
 
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Old 09-24-18, 02:45 PM
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Thank you Ray. I really appreciate it.
 
 

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