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Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet

Electrical Question: I replaced the switch and all of the outlets in a bedroom; however, the switch now no longer turns the floor lamp on and off like it used to. I have double checked the wiring based on the diagram i found on your website and I can’t find a problem.

Any other ideas would be great.
Thanks,
Chris

This electrical question came from: Chris, a Homeowner from Quincy, IL
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Chris.

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2 Responses to “Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Ron,
    Thank you for your kind words. I enjoy helping others learn about home electrical wiring systems and electrical safety, and I am grateful that you approve.
    Thanks for the encouragement!
    Dave

  2. Ron Chadwick Pro Handyman says:

    Sir, As a retired California B-1 contractor for some years now. I’ve become a Handyman, OMG what is next lol. Your pages are the best I’ve had the pleasure to read, serious now, Pleasure. Keep helping the home owners to a safer and fun filled way to handle their projects.
    Ron Chadwick