I recently bought a home that was built in 1982. Every outlet in the entire house, except the GFI outlets, is completely worn out. I am resurfacing the walls and replacing the worn out outlets as I go. This has gone just fine until I reached the living room. In the living room, there are 3 outlets that appear to be on the same circuit. I believe 2 are wired as regular outlets but the center one I believe is wired to a light switch.
Is there a way I can test the outlets and not damage the wall? I have a tester like my home inspector used and it indicates the outlets are correctly wired.
Also, is there a special kind of outlet required for wiring in this case?