Perplexing wiring issue that I'm sure is simple...

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Old 05-04-18, 06:05 PM
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Lightbulb Perplexing wiring issue that I'm sure is simple...

I fairly comfortable doing basic electrical work, but trying to add this new switch has me a bit perplexed.

I have attached 3 photos:
  1. The first is of what I believe to be the neural bundle (labeled neutral bundle)
  2. This is the current switch with black and white wires that come out of the same romex bundle (labeled current switch)
  3. This is the new switch with what I am thinking would be the correct wiring?? (labeled new switch)
So am I correct with this wiring process??

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Old 05-04-18, 06:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

We can't see a neutral bundle so we'll take your word for it.
With white and black on the switch you are working with a switch loop.

You will need to turn the switch off and measure from the white to ground and the black to ground to find the live wire. It should be white.
 
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Old 05-04-18, 06:39 PM
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To use the neutral it would need to be on the same circuit as the light .
 
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maybe these two pics will help. The first one shows what I think is the neutral bundle with the red wire nut (there is another switch that has a wire to its neutral connection that connects into this bundle). The second shows the romex connecting to the one switch only.
 
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