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04:33PM | 06/08/07
Member Since: 06/07/07
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I installed four new outlets in a room, as well as a switch that controls two of the outlets.

All of the outlets have power and work fine, but the switch is not working at all. I tried putting the old switch back on and I stripped the wires anew to make sure I had good contact but nothing seems to work. Any ideas? This is driving me nuts.


04:31AM | 06/09/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
How is power run to the receptacles?

If you are trying to only switch 1/2 of the duplex receptacle then you need to break the metal tab between the 2 screws on the hot side.

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