Good or bad wriring (2 switchs)

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-21-15, 01:47 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 42
Good or bad wriring (2 switchs)

Here is some picture. The black goes through the left sw, then the red is on the one on the right alone, no round. Also had 2 slack screws. I am concerned. How it should be correct? Name:  IMG_4266[1].jpg
Views: 173
Size:  28.2 KB
Name:  IMG_4265[1].jpg
Views: 181
Size:  29.7 KBName:  IMG_4264[1].jpg
Views: 169
Size:  30.8 KBName:  IMG_4263[1].jpg
Views: 181
Size:  33.5 KB

Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-21-15, 03:19 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 571
To start with you do have ground conductors in that box, they are the uninsulated copper wires you see in the pictures. It certainly hard to tell from your pictures what you really have it without more information it's even hard to guess!
 
  #3  
Old 08-21-15, 03:44 PM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,594
Back stabbed devices do not use the screws. They rely on tension to retain the conductors.

If your post needs to be edited for clarity you can post the changes and a mod will edit.
 
  #4  
Old 08-21-15, 03:50 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,058
I don't understand the reason for your post. Do you have a problem or do you just want to know if the wiring is correct?
 
  #5  
Old 08-21-15, 08:45 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 42
Yes I want to know if it's correct, so far I understand I don't need to screw when it's plugges in the back and I need to put the ground on.
 
  #6  
Old 08-21-15, 09:27 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,058
I understand I don't need to screw when it's plugges in the back
We call those back stabs. They are less reliable than screws. Over time several posters here have been able to fix their problems just by moving their wires to the screws. The back stabs only have a couple of weak springs which can loosen over time.
I need to put the ground on
The box if metal must be grounded. With a metal box connecting the ground to the switch is optional*. It is mandatory for a plastic box.

*NEC 404.9
(1) The switch is mounted with metal screws to a metal
box or metal cover that is connected to an equipment grounding conductor or to a nonmetallic box with integral means for connecting to an equipment grounding
conductor.
 
  #7  
Old 08-21-15, 09:43 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 42
Thanks I really appreciate.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes