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Old 10-07-12, 10:47 AM
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new switch and light (moved to new location) wiring question-ground

going from the panel to switch then switch to light. in the box white to white nutted and taped, both blacks to switch, then ground to ground nutted and taped? just double checking i thought id seen switches with ground lugs
 
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Old 10-07-12, 11:09 AM
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white to white nutted and taped
No tape needed if you used good wire nuts correctly.

then ground to ground nutted and taped?
If the box is metal the grounds are pigtailed to the box using an approved ground screw in a tapped hole. Running a second ground wire to the switch is optional. If the box is plastic ground wires pigtailed to the switch only. Again no tape needed if the wire nuts are correctly used.
 
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thank you ray, box is plastic, just run both grounds to ground screw on switch? or use a nut?
 
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Old 10-07-12, 12:15 PM
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You may only have one wire per screw. Three options:

Wire the grounds together with a nut and run a pigtail to the switch. (likely the easiest option)

Loop one wire around the ground screw and then wirenut the ends of the ground wires together.

Use a Greenie.
 
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Old 10-07-12, 12:55 PM
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Just in case you don't know a "greenie" is a green colored wire nut with a hole in the end. One ground wire is left six inches longer then the other(s) and the extra long wire is threaded though the hole in the top of the wire nut. The wire nut is then slipped down over the shorter wire(s) and tightened leaving the single long wire extending from the end.
 
 

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