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Old 08-01-18, 07:15 PM
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Wiring switch

Trying to replace a switch, noticed wires from two separate outlets going to switch. Now im looking at three groups of wires (two outlets and one to the celing light fixture) can this be wired to a single pole switch? If so how
 
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Old 08-01-18, 07:19 PM
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Of you are replacing a switch with the same type it will be wired the same, unless you have more than one wire under a screw head.
 
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Old 08-01-18, 07:29 PM
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I am updating so its from 1980ís style switch where the wires are slid into the switch not looped around the screw. Not sure if both blacks from the two outlets go under bottom screw and then black from light goes to top screw or if i should harness both blacks tgether with a third piece of black and run just one black to the bottom screw, and also if all three whites just go together like a single outlet to switch goes
 
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In that case you would pigtail the two with a short length of wire and place it under the screw.
 
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That was my train of thought thsnks
 
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Old 08-02-18, 07:32 AM
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Capped all three whites together capped and pigtailed the two blacks from outlets together. Getting constant power to the light wether switch is on or off?!
 
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Old 08-02-18, 08:19 AM
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Sounds like you pigtailed a hot to a wire for the lights. Use a meter or test light to determine which blacks are hots.
 

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Yes that was it. All set and works thanks guys!!
 
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Old 08-02-18, 09:41 AM
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Good job. Thanks for letting us know the outcome.
 
 

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