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Old 03-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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Here is a picture of how I plan on wiring a couple switches in my garage in a double gang box. Can you guys verify that it is correct? One of the top cables supplies the power and the other top cable takes power to the garage opener. The three switches are for different light circuits.

Is it okay to wire nut the (5) 14g neutral wires together? What color nut should be used?

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Looks correct to me assuming that left hand device is a duplex switch. I use Ideal tan and red wire nuts. Either color should work ok for you.

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Tan ideals. Here is a chart http://www.idealindustries.com/media...mbinations.pdf

Most wire nuts will have a chart on the back
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Tans. Reds. Red/Yellows. Greys.
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