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bud4679

06:50AM | 12/24/09
Member Since: 12/23/09
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
i hooked this up once before but now it doesnt work.

i have a black and white wire that i have running up form the basement out of a junction box. i have it connected to the recept side of the togle switch-outlet (black on copper white on nickle plate screw.) then i have a black and white wire running up the wall to the light i put in. ive tested the power to that wire wire and its telling me i have power to that light but it wont turn on. and yes the light fixture does work and so does the light bulb. i checked them both just minutes ago to be sure. i bought a new switch and outlet and there is a breakoff tab it says that im suppose to remove. can u tell what that is? not sure if its the small white plastic piece or if its the copper tab. thanks

LarryG

07:24AM | 12/24/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
the only reason you would need to remove the tab would be if you wanted to control the outlet on "that" device with the switch.

bud4679

07:32AM | 12/24/09
Member Since: 12/23/09
2 lifetime posts
i want the switch to just control the light and have the outlet live all the time. so inorder to do that the tab must stay on? ok then why does the outlet work but the light wont turn on?

LarryG

08:15AM | 12/24/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
the neutral needs to be pigtailed one to the combo white other to the fixture white.
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