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Old 07-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Electrical switches needed replaced

I needed to replace some old switches for the disposal and the "over the sink" light that were from the 70's. They were configured differently than the new switches that I purchased. I also noticed that the old switches were not grounded. I ended up pulling it all out and hope to do it correctly. Previously all the white wire was conected together welded and taped, then the hot black was run with a section cut out of the center that was then strung to the next switch. I don't think that was correct either. Any help doing this correct is greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Do It like it was before. It was fine.
Connect all the whites together with a wire nut.
Connect all the grounds together and to the switches.
Connect the power black to two short black pigtails with a wire nut.
Connect one pigtail to each new switch.
Connect the black from the light and GD to the switches.


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