Split circuit receptacles

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Buster666, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Buster666

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    I need to "tap" into an existing split circuit receptacle to run power to my new dishwasher. Can somebody provide some advice please?

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    I've got the same thing under my sink. The dishwasher plugs into the uncontrolled side, and the switched side runs the disposall.

    Do you have a specific question?
  3. ron_o

    New Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Yah. Find out all that's on the load to begin with. That shouldn't be hard. Wire to the unswitched side. Make sure that it's not two circuits sharing a neutral. If it is make sure both are on different phases, or better yet avoid it completely.
  4. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    After turning the breaker off, check outlet with a known good meter to make certain the outlet is dead. THEN take it apart, not before.

    The correct tools for your specific application (Romex tool, or MC splitter, or whatever fits your details) may seem expensive - but the frustration they will save make them worth every penny.