single pole switch question


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Old 01-24-20, 12:20 PM
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single pole switch question


Replacing single pole light switch with a dimmer switch and I havenít encountered this setup of three black wires before. Would I just pigtail the two bottom black wires together to attach to the new dimmer switch?
Also which one is the hot top/bottom or does it matter when hooking up the new dimmer switch
 
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Old 01-24-20, 01:23 PM
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Picture is not showing up.
But if you have two wires on one terminal of a switch that is the hot or line connection. Keep them together when connecting to the dimmer LINE connection.
 
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Old 01-24-20, 07:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That is the location of the picture IN your phones browser.
You have to load it here or at a hosting site.
How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 01-25-20, 07:48 AM
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Thank you
this is the photo I was trying to add.
 
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Old 01-25-20, 08:12 AM
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The two wires in the red circle are the LINE connections.
 
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Old 01-25-20, 08:29 AM
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Thank you for your feedback. I successfully wired the light fixture Correctly thanks to your help.
 
 

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