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Mikemonica 12-11-2011 10:23 PM

Single Switch 6 wires?
I just purchased a house built in 1978, I noticed the garage light was on constantly, when I went to turn off the light there was no light switch. In the garage where the switch should be, there is a switch plate cover. I removed the cover and found 3 black wires connected together with a wire nut and 3 white wires connected together with a wire nut. Why are their 6 different wires and how do I wire a single switch to be able to turn off the garage light? Many thanks for any assistance!

plummen 12-11-2011 10:42 PM

id figure out which black wire goes only to garage light and seperate it from other 2 wires.
then i would pigtail the other 2 blacks with another piece of wire and hook it to one side of a light switch,then hook black wire from light to other side of switch :)

Mikemonica 12-11-2011 10:45 PM

All 3 black wires to the switch? Do nothing with the 3 white wires?

plummen 12-11-2011 10:54 PM

yes the white wires are neutral wires,tuck them back into box out of the way of switch :thumbsup:

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