Light switch - Taping into ground wire ok?
I changed the light switch in the spare bedroom and notice there is no ground wire connected to the old light switch and ofcourse the new switch has a place to hook up a ground, but I have no ground wire to use.
If you look in the hole in this picture you can see a ground wire that is 2 grounds with a twist nut on it.
Can I use a small peice of ground wire and wire nut it in with the rest of those wires and connect it to my light switch?
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yes that is fine
Bundles of ground wires also need wire nuts, just twisting is not good enough these days.
Use pigtails in the fashion described here whenever two or more wires want to go under one screw.
If the box is metal, a ground wire, possibly a second pigtail, must be attached to the box, or a clip (sold separately for the purpose) inserted where the switch mounting tab (yoke) is attached to the box.
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