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Old 10-10-02, 10:18 PM
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how do i wire a wall switch in a old home without a ground circuit. the home is about 60 years old has two wire cable to all switchs and outlets the wire is unknow to me it is all black insulation with a great deal of deteration. I am going to re wire but for now i need the switchs. Please advise and thank you wlh40 Additional information to orginal thread i am installing new switchs to the existing wireing, i am installing three switch in one box for three different lights. Thank you again. wlh40

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Old 10-10-02, 10:39 PM
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You need a bit more detail here.. Are you replacing a switch ? Or adding one? If replacing just hook it like the old one is. The ground wire has no effect on the actual operation of the switch. If there are other questions write back.
Old 10-11-02, 09:10 PM
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Hi sberry: I am installing three switchs in one box for three different lights, their are no switchs installed now. I am at a loss as how to install same on a no ground system.It seems my basic electric has not stayed with me in my 63 year. please advise and mabey it will come back. Thank you for any and all help. wlh40
Old 10-11-02, 09:14 PM
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Technically, I don't believe that you are allowed to extend a circuit without a grounding conductor (if that is what you mean by "a no ground system").
Old 10-11-02, 09:17 PM
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Run the three light wires into the box. run the power into the box. Hook all whites together. Take the hot from the panel and pigtail three wires to it and connect each one to the switches. connect each black wire from the lights to the proper switch.
Is this waht you are asking???
Old 10-11-02, 09:22 PM
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I just put these threads together, so everyone will know what we are discussing.

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