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How do you wire a remote switch to a socket outlet with no switch?
August 16, 2009 7:30PM
You must route a wire 12/2 or 14/2 to the receptacle from the switch in order for the switch to break the circuit. Always switch the black wire at the receptacle, not the white (neutral). <><><>
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.