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Old 06-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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changing timer switch to standard switch with neutral


I want to change an old timer switch for an outside light (which isn't working right) with a standard on-off light switch. Problem is, the timer switch has 2 black wires, and no neutral, and I don't see a neutral wire in the box for that particular circuit. Note that this switch is located in a large box with 4 other circuits for other lights, and there are white wires there for those other circuits. Should I connect a white wire from the on-off switch to one of those white wires ?

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changing timer switch to standard switch with neutral


A standard switch does not use or need a neutral.

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changing timer switch to standard switch with neutral


Ah ok - easy then. Thanks !
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