single pole pigtail


Old 11-08-14, 12:30 PM
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single pole pigtail

I think the switch on the left is a single pole but it has an extra wire connected to the dimmer on the right of it.
Should this be pigtailed instead?
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Old 11-08-14, 12:36 PM
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If a wire is continuous from one device to the next you may make the connection by striping it and looping it around then continue on to the next fixture. That appears to be a continuous wire not two or am I wrong?
Old 11-08-14, 12:41 PM
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Without testing, this is an alternate way to provide power to left switch and dimmer.
So, this method was used instead of a pigtail....

You have one hot coming in that needs to feed two switches. You would do this by pig tailing hot, or as shown in your picture, removing hot insulation enough to wrap around one switch terminal and then connecting tail to other switch.
This was commonly done in older homes.

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