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Old 06-14-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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here is the connection..I have asked it before but the situation sort of changed now.

With this connection my bathroom lights stay on the switch has no affect.

I know what the problem is but I don't know how to hook it up properly. The problem is that the light is always being energized by the hot black wire and not interrupted by the switch? The switch only has 3 screws white, black and green. I believe that would be called a single pole switch.

My question is how do i do this? I don't think you can connect 2 wires to one screw on a plug or switch right?

this is the connection

sorry if it is confusing

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Steve

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Whenever you think you might want to connect two wires to one screw, get another pigtail instead and connect that to the screw. (Then you can wire nut the two original wires to the pigtail.)

If there is no grooved channel or washer intended to hold two straight wires down using one screw with no sideways slippage possible, then each screw can hold only one wire which must be curved around the screw clockwise.

Connect the black wire of the light only to one of the gold screws on the switch. Connect the power feed to the other gold screw on the switch (this step already done using a black pigtail in your diagram).
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I think this is what you want.
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