Changing over light switches


  #1  
Old 09-08-18, 10:33 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Changing over light switches

I need some help, please.

Changing over switches in my kids' bedrooms. My daughter's room was a breeze; unscrewed two wires from the old, screwed in two wires to the new.

My son's room is a little trickier.
​​​​​​
3 black wires, 3 white. The white wires are pigtailed together and capped with a wire nut . Two of the black wires were also oitailed and capped. The third was attached to the light switch .

I know I need to somehow connect all three black wires to the switch, but what it the best method?

Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 09-08-18, 11:45 AM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 14,301
Received 868 Upvotes on 731 Posts
I know I need to somehow connect all three black wires to the switch,
Nope. Just wire the new switch the same as the old one. The black wires are the hots and will stay together. The short pigtail (3rd wire) will connect to the switch along with the switch leg wire.
 
 

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