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dallas520 05-14-2005 02:07 PM

Replacing Dimmer Switch
 
I Would Like To Replace Dimmer Switch Currently Installed. This Switch Has 2 Black Wires Only. The New Switch Has 2 Black And One Green. What Do I Do With The Green Wire? The Box Is Plastic.

Dallas 520:(

Teetorbilt 05-14-2005 08:21 PM

The green wire is a ground. If you have metallic boxes, you can ground to them or a green wire in the box. If your home is older, just ignore the green wire but I didn't say that. Strictly speaking, all electrical modifications have to be brought up to current code. Strictly speaking, this can cost you a fortune.

Speedy Petey 05-15-2005 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
Strictly speaking, all electrical modifications have to be brought up to current code. Strictly speaking, this can cost you a fortune.

HUH??? To install a dimmer.

If the box is plastic there will surely be a ground wire. Ground wires came before plastic boxes.
Connect the green to the bare ground(s) in the box.

Teetorbilt 05-15-2005 11:49 AM

That's what my electrician tells me.


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