Basic Switch question

Old 02-18-05, 01:14 PM
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Basic Switch question

I want to wire a double gang box with two single pole switches controlling two sets of lights. I have a single 14-2 lead coming into the box from the breaker for power and need to know how to wire the switches correctly.

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Old 02-18-05, 02:05 PM
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The hot (black) wire is the input to each switch. Use a wire nut and 2 pigtails to connect it to each switch.

The output of each switch is the hot (black) wire for each set of lights.

The white wires (all three) get connected together with a wire nut.

The grounds get connected together and to each switch and to the box (if it is metal).

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