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Old 01-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Light switch wires

Right ok! I have removed a light switch what is 2 way but only using it as one way, the only wire what were connected to comm terminal were 2 red wires twisted together, why is this?? As i want to replace this switch!

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Most likely one red wire is power and the other red wire continues on to power something else like an outlet or another light.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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Only put one conductor under a screw head. If you need to connect more than one you need to pigtail.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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