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tyleremily

04:28PM | 09/19/04
Member Since: 09/18/04
1 lifetime posts
I have both the light and fan on a single switch. There are three separate wires coming into the switchbox. The whites are are tied together with none hooked to the switch and the grounds are linked together with one attached to the switch and the blacks are as follows:

The first one goes directly to the side of the switch. The other two(assuming they that one comes from the fan and one comes from the light) are tied together with a pigtail coming from the connector and attached to the same side of the swithch as the other black wire.

I have a double switch with two connections for the black wires and two connections for the white ones plus the ground. How should I connect the black wires to the new double switch?

Ed

tperez

11:35AM | 09/26/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
If I read your post correctly you have what we call in the trade a Dougle(double toggle) switch. You will only need to use the black wires. Kill the power before installing any electrical device. The black (power or supply) wire that is alone on the switch will connect to one side on both switches. the other two black wires that are pigtailed together(switch legs) will have to be seperated. One will go to one switch on the opposite side of the power wire and the last black wire will go on the other switch opposite of the power wire. The ground should go onto the ground screw or the green screw


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