single pole pigtail


  #1  
Old 11-08-14, 11:30 AM
Q
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,792
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
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?https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwSN...p=docslist_api
 
  #2  
Old 11-08-14, 11:36 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,581
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
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?
 
  #3  
Old 11-08-14, 11:41 AM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 5,450
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: