Subject: Easy wiring question
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2005 6:29 AM
I am going to wire a new room in a basement. There will be a dedicated
circuit for it. I want to have a switch to control wall lighting but
not control the wall outlets. Do I have to split the circuit before
the switch to do this or is there another easy way?
It's hard to judge; but if someone has ask a question as basic as this; it
is strongly (and respectfully) suggested "get a competent electrician" or do
it yourselfer to do it with you!
It would be quite possible to answer this, in good faith, for it to be
misunderstood and for the OP to end up with something unsafe, miswired, not
in accordance with electrical codes that would be rejected by their home
We've seen so many posts here along the lines of "I wired up the lights in
my .............. When I throw the switch ................ the lights go
dim/don't come on etc. etc. etc." Possibly circuits with switches in the
neutral lead, fixtures/boxes not properly grounded (e.g. what's the bare
wire for??????) Also: Circuit works but one suspects the circuit is actually
using the ground conductor to carry current etc. etc.
This not be uncooperative. Just recommend safety.