Replace dimmer with toggle switch

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Old 01-22-12, 02:58 PM
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Replace dimmer with toggle switch

I want to replace a dimmer switch with a toggle switch. The dimmer has 2 black wires extending from it. One wire is connected to a single black wall wire. The other is connected to 3 black wall wires. There are 4 white wall wires, all connected to each other How do I wire the toggle?
 
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Old 01-22-12, 03:33 PM
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Pigtail the 3 black wires with a single black wire and a wire nut so you'll only have 1 black power wire from that bundle to work with. Then, attach that single black wire to one screw on the new single pole switch. The other single black wire that was on the old switch should go on the other screw of the new single pole switch. Do you have any bare or green ground wires in the box? If so, you need to also pigtail from the bare ground wires and attach a single ground wire to the green screw on the new switch. The white wires wire nutted together should remain as they are now.
 
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Old 01-22-12, 06:16 PM
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I appreciate your quick reply. There is no ground wire in the box. I wasn't real sure what to do with all three of the black wires. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 01-22-12, 08:29 PM
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To add: If you do not have an available equipment grounding conductor. Only Non-metal face plates should be used.
 
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