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Old 01-19-2018, 08:59 PM   #1
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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?
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