Electrical Wiring in the Home/removing switch


I have an outlet in a bedroom that is connected to an overhead light fixture. I want to disconnect this  feature so I can have constant power to this receptacle at all times. How can I make the proper disconnect so I have continuous power?

The easiest way is to take out the switch and connect the two wires together. Be sure to put a blank cover where the switch was.

If the switch has only one black wire and one white wire in the box, then you can disconnect the other end of the wire, which should be at the outlet and connect the wires together that go to the switch. (One of them should be on the dark side of the outlet.)
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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