Old 07-21-03, 08:56 PM
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Hi, I'm replacing a wall switch for a ceiling light, with a timer. The timer has 3 wires. The double box contains an independently wired duplex and the light switch. There are only 2 wires coming into the box attached to the switch. Where do I get the "load" for the timer? thanks
Old 07-21-03, 09:12 PM
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I assume it is a mechanical spring timer? 2 black wires and a green ground? The load will be either one of the black wires. The timer doesnt know which is which. One feeds it and one is load. Just replace switch with the timer. The light is the "load".
Old 07-21-03, 09:39 PM
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Some timers require a neutral wire to operate. Could you describe the timer better? ie. make and model

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