Changing over light switches


Old 09-08-18, 09:33 AM
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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?

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Old 09-08-18, 10:45 AM
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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.
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