Switched outlet to always on


My obective is to turn a switched outlet (currently, both plugs are controlled by the switch) to always on while at the same time using the switch to control a ceiling fan I will install. The issue is understanding the current wiring scheme which is: The switch has two black connected to it as well as a red. The whites are spliced together not connected to the switch. At the outlet there are two whites connected and a red. The blacks are spliced together and not attached. The outlet continues on to power other outlets as I believe the switch continues on to power something else. I don't know from where the power source is coming (the switch or outlet).
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Given the wiring scheme you describe, disconnect the red from the outlet, install a pigtail to the wire nutted blacks and connect that to the outlet where the red was. Now the outlet is live continuously. You can either run a two wire cable from this location to the ceiling fan, connected to the whites on the outlet and the disconnected red, which is controlled by the wall switch. Or you can run a two wire cable from the switch location and connect it to the white wires and the red , currently on the switch, leaving the existing wires attached to the switch intact

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.