Dimmer Switch Question


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Old 10-08-02, 06:39 AM
chuckdude
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Question Dimmer Switch Question

I'm replacing a dimmer switch and don't know where to attach the ground wire. The dimmer switch has two black wires and a green wire coming from it. The wall socket has a single black wire, two black wires (already twisted), a bare copper wire, and then three white wires (twisted together). Not sure if I attach the dimmer ground to the twisted white wires or the bare copper. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 06:49 AM
Sparksone42
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The dimmer ground will get attached to the bare conductor in the switch box. The bare is the equipment grounding conductor.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 06:52 AM
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Attach the switch ground wire to the bare copper wires in the wall box. Attach either of the black wires from the dimmer to one black wire in the box and the other switch black wire to the other black wire in the box. It does not matter which switch black wire goes to which black wire in the box. Don't know why are thought to tell you this but you cannot control a flouresent fixture with a standard wall dimmer, just in case you're trying to do that. Good luck. MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF BEFORE STARTING ANY ELECTRICAL WORK. VERIFY WITH A TEST LIGHT OR METER!!!!!
 
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Old 10-08-02, 07:03 AM
chuckdude
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Thanks.
 
 

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