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06-10-13, 05:29 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Getting a receptacle checker is a good idea.... I...

Getting a receptacle checker is a good idea.... I don't have one of those and always love excuses to buy new tools. :)

Someone else mentioned "needing another (wire)" as what probably happened...
06-10-13, 07:30 AM
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Posted By dvflyer

Nashkat.... Yes, it's wired as you described. ...

Nashkat.... Yes, it's wired as you described.

Good info. I did not know fans should be connected in that fashion. Thanks.
06-10-13, 07:26 AM
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Posted By dvflyer

Hi Ray. Yes, it's connected to the green screw...

Hi Ray. Yes, it's connected to the green screw on the outlet.
06-09-13, 06:18 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Back again. Ceiling fan is up and running. I...

Back again. Ceiling fan is up and running. I tapped off a constant-hot in the attic, ran that romex to my newly installed 2-gang box and ran another romex up and over to the ceiling fan. Wife...
06-08-13, 09:35 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Hi Ray... putting the kids to bed. I'll check...

Hi Ray... putting the kids to bed. I'll check tomorrow morning when I can move the nightstand.

Thanks to you both for taking a look at this.
06-08-13, 09:04 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Thanks. I'm sure someone thinks/ thought it was...

Thanks. I'm sure someone thinks/ thought it was correct when they wired it. But it seemed odd to have the white wire connected to the ground to me too.

Any idea why it's working/ has been...
06-08-13, 08:46 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Just checked the outlet. The switch controls the...

Just checked the outlet. The switch controls the top of the outlet only. Bottom is constant on.
06-08-13, 08:40 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Here's a couple more pics with, maybe a little...

Here's a couple more pics with, maybe a little better light.

As a side note: I checked another switch in another room and it appeared "normal". One pair of black/ white.

Here's what it looks...
06-08-13, 08:33 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

The switch controls an outlet in the room. Don't...

The switch controls an outlet in the room. Don't recall if it controls both (upper and lower) portion of the outlet now that I think about it, but we have our nightstand lights controlled by the...
06-08-13, 07:08 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

I disconnected the wires. One black/ white had...

I disconnected the wires. One black/ white had 110v. The other had nothing. (which would seem to make sense. Hot wires coming in to switch then out to outlet it powers).
06-08-13, 06:52 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Will do. While I do that, here is how...

Will do.

While I do that, here is how someone on another forum described what I have....
06-08-13, 05:52 PM
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Posted By dvflyer

Adding second switch to one power source

Hi all,

Installing a ceiling fan and would like to have a switch in the wall control it (on/ off is fine). I would like to add a switch to the spot where the current light switch is. My plan is...
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