I have a light switch that turns on an electrical outlet. I want to remove the light switch completely and leave the electrical outlet always "on".
When I turned the power off to the room and unscrewed the light switch, i noticed 3 black wires: 2 of them were screwed on the same side of the switch on different screws, but there was a 3rd black wire that was connected to the back (pushed in and held by a spring).
I was thinking the 2 wires made sense, that switch, when turned on would connect the wire together, and when off would break the connection. So I thought connecting the 2 wires would always leave that electrical outlet on. But now I'm a bit confused because I dont know what that 3rd black wire does and what the next steps are?
Picture: the switch to the right controls the light on the ceiling. The switch on the left that I want removed use to control under cabinet lights in the laundry, but I removed those and installed electrical outlets instead.
As you can see I already removed the 2 black wires and capped them in the mean time. I was thinking I would need to connect them together and this would make the outlet 'on', but thought I'd ask here first!