||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|01-19-2018, 08:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1Rewards Points: 2
adding an outlet off a Dimmer switch
My name is Jason and I have a switch wall outlet that controls a ceiling light that I previously put a slide dimmer on. I would like to a constant hot outlet about 3ft below the switch. I have already run the 4 wire romex, and installed the box. I am stuck at the wiring. Below Is my situation.
FROM WALL INTO SWITCH
-2 conduits coming into wall switch, each conduit contains a red, white, and green wire and 1 of the conduits has a black wire as well.
FROM MY DIMMER
-the dimmer switch itself has 2 red wire 1 black and 1 green.
HOW DIMMER IS CONNECTED
-I have the black going to black and the 2 reds from the conduits are together along with the red on the dimmer(not the red marked 3wire) and than the green ground connected.
FROM DIMMER TO NEW WALL OUTLET
-from the new Romex I connect the black to the black on the dimmer, and the white to the white wires that are not used on the dimmer but all wired together in the box and than the green for ground.
as you may all know the outlet works but only mirrors the dimmer. if dimmer is off the outlet is off. How can I wire this so the outlet is always hot?
ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!
|Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!|
|01-19-2018, 09:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 14,133Rewards Points: 26,512
You want our sister site for DIYers.
|01-19-2018, 09:14 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 21,409Rewards Points: 1,762
Thanks for posting on ElectricianTalk.com. The Moderators of this forum would prefer if you post Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com
ElectricianTalk.com is designed for electrical industry professionals to discuss issues and topics related to the electrical trades and related industries. Many of our professionals are also members at DIYChatroom.com and are looking forward to assist you with your needs.
Please take a moment to post your question at www.DIYChatroom.com If you're not already a member of DIYChatroom.com you can sign up for a free account by going to http://www.DIYChatroom.com/register.php/
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. This thread has been closed.
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
I can't help it if I'm lucky
|The Following User Says Thank You to Dennis Alwon For This Useful Post:||
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Remove Dimmer Light Switch - Ceiling fan||almoayyed||Residential Electrical Forum||4||10-02-2017 03:37 PM|
|Recessed Lighting Dimmer Switch and Ceiling Fan Switch||nyyankees04||General Electrical Discussion||13||09-30-2017 06:27 PM|
|Piggyback New Outlet Receptacle off of Existing Light Switch?||riffdex||General Electrical Discussion||3||04-09-2017 10:54 AM|
|Wiring light switch from outlet||WPMN||General Electrical Discussion||3||05-06-2016 04:24 PM|
|Dimmer switch||arcplus||General Electrical Discussion||1||01-19-2016 04:40 PM|