I am trying to convert a switched receptacle to be a constant on outlet, and add an overhead light that is controlled by the switch. I have shut off all the power in the room and tested each outlet to ensure they are off.
I hope the pictures provide enough detail but here is the current setup:
- 2 white wires, wirenutted together
- 2 back wires, both going to the top right screw
- 1 red wire, going to the bottom right screw
- Box is 2" deep
At the receptacle:
- 3 black wires, wirenutted together
- 1 red wire, going to bottom right screw
- 3 white wires, 2 going to the top left screw and 1 going to the bottom left screw
- Box is 2" deep
I would like add two recessed lights in the ceiling. This is in a second floor bedroom and I do have access to the ceiling to run the wires, although I have not done so yet.
Any help would be appreciated, I searched for a bit but didn't see many diagrams that showed this wiring configuration. Thanks in advance!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped with answers for my problem and explaining the answer in a simple and consice manner! I really do appreciate it.
Hello, I thought I had it figured out. I test fit all the wires and everything worked as planned. However, now that I have shortened the extra wires and put the switch into the box the overhead lights do not come on.
Above is the new configuration at the switch, I did not modify the wiring at the outlet that was previously controlled by the switch (it now works 100% of the time). I've double checked all my connections and everything appears good, any idea where I should start troubleshooting?
Thanks for all the help thus far.