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Old 03-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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help wiring a timer in a 3 gang light box


hello Id like to have help with this and a diagram for this wire up if available.
I have a 3 gang box at the front door it has a porch light switch which has 2 wires, wall light switch which has to wires and a stairs light switch which has 3 wires. I bought from home depot this timer : GE smart digital timer from jascoproducts, to be used on the porch light for dawn to dusk application. the timer has a diagram but it may be for a single gang box .Im stumped and need a how to diagram. Also Are neutral wires and load wires the same thing? the timer has a red wire green wire black and white wire. Ive tried to follow the diagram but it wasnt right. thanks

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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Neutral and load wires are not the same.
Connect the white wire of the timer to the white wires in the switch box. The red and black wires of the timer go to the wires connected to the existing porch light switch. The black from the timer goes to line wire of the porch switch and the black from the timer goes to the load wire on the porch switch. The green goes to the ground(bare) wires in the switch box if they are present.

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ok Ive got the white wires connected as you say. Ive got the red and black from the timer connected to the existing 2 wires that went to the porch switch. from there I dont get it. line and load wires? what color? green to ground i got. Are you saying that the one black wire from the timer goes to 2 places? please clarify I feel im getting closer thanks
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There were two wires connected to the old switch. One of the old switch wires goes to one of the timer wires. The remaining old switch wire goes to the other timer wire.
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