Dimmer Switch


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Old 11-02-13, 07:17 PM
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Dimmer Switch

Hello, I am trying to install a dimmer switch in my dining room. When I took off the face plate I noticed that their are the wires from a wall outlet connected. Can I still install a dimmer switch and if so how? Thanks
 
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Old 11-02-13, 07:26 PM
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The dimmer should connect to the wiring on the old switch. Do not make any changes to any other wiring in the switch box.

How many and what colors are connected to the switch?
 
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Old 11-02-13, 07:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

I am trying to install a dimmer switch in my dining room. When I took off the face plate I noticed that their are the wires from a wall outlet connected.
A receptacle?

Can I still install a dimmer switch and if so how?
Connect the dimmer switch to the same wires the old switch was connected to. Are you replacing an on/off switch or a 3-way switch?
 
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Old 11-03-13, 01:56 AM
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If that switch controls the receptacle, you may NOT use a dimmer on it. Only the light part.
 
 

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