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What switch to buy

I bought a single pole switch to work my outlets. The outlets were one side controlled by the switch, the other side always live. With the switch I bought they are all always live. What kind of switch do I need to buy to make it work like it did before?

A. Spruce
Re: What switch to buy

It's not the switch that's bad, it's how you have the outlet wired. I'd explain it, but the sparkies here can do a better job of it, as well as provide pictures.

Re: What switch to buy

Thank you very much. The picture is extremely helpful.

Re: What switch to buy

Sorry, but was taking a nap after connecting a switch to operate two lights.:D

Re: What switch to buy

now now Jack --- come to think of it --- I too am getting a little sleepy myself.;)

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