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Old 02-19-2009, 03:20 PM   #16
 
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Awesome, And thank so much for all you help, This is my first time to these forums but must say im extreamly impressed with the help.. Wish i would have known about this site many moons ago!

Thanks again all! I'll let ya know how it turns out =)
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #17
 
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New problem, First the wife wanted me to go out and get a dimmer switch for the light in the bathroom, But once I got home I took off the face plate, and took off the screw with the 2 black wires..... But it wasn't 2 black wires!? They have one black wire stripped in the middle that was hooped around the upper screw of the fan and attached to the bottom screw of the light switch

So how its set up is one black wire from the fan side, one black wire from the light side, they are wire nuted and then a third black wire comes out and loops that upper screw on the fan and ends at the bottom screw of the light switch.

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:07 PM   #18
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New problem, First the wife wanted me to go out and get a dimmer switch for the light in the bathroom, But once I got home I took off the face plate, and took off the screw with the 2 black wires..... But it wasn't 2 black wires!? They have one black wire stripped in the middle that was hooped around the upper screw of the fan and attached to the bottom screw of the light switch

So how its set up is one black wire from the fan side, one black wire from the light side, they are wire nuted and then a third black wire comes out and loops that upper screw on the fan and ends at the bottom screw of the light switch.

http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?im...2009669oj9.jpg
http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?im...2009668yk5.jpg
It's not a problem, just a hiccup. That wire is still going to connect to the black of the timer. The new dimmer should have a black lead just like the timer. Cut the black wire that is connected to both switches at the point where the insulation is stripped. Then, connect that wire to the black wire from the timer and the black wire from the dimmer and you should be good.

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:12 PM   #19
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It would have been Soooo much easier if the wires were color coordinated :s
It would have been Soooo much easier if you would have accurately described your wiring.

One last time. Four simple steps.

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They have one black wire stripped in the middle that was hooped around
That is your hot wire. .......

1) Remove the wirenut and take it off completely and attach one of the dimmer wires and the black on the fan timer in it's place

2) Attach the light wire to the other dimmer wire.

3) Attach the fan wire to the blue.

4) White to whites.


Now go away.

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:20 PM   #20
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It would have been Soooo much easier if you would have accurately described your wiring.

One last time. Four simple steps.



That is your hot wire. .......

1) Cut it, strip it and attach (with a wirenut) one of the dimmer wires and the black on the fan timer.

2) Attach the light wire to the other dimmer wire.

3) Attach the fan wire to the blue.

4) White to whites.

5) Green to bare.

Now go away.
You missed something in the pics. There's no ground wire available. They're connected at the back of the box. He's going to have to run a ground pigtail.
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OK....four easy steps. I edited my instruction to make more room in the box. You will need it.


Forget the grounds, it's a metal box.


I didn't see the pics

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Everything is installed and works great! the only problem I had was the metal chasis extended to far to the side and would not allow the dimmer to fit in, So i trimmed a wee bit of the chasis off (was just a 1/2" border around the timmer about 1/8th thick.. I didn't see any use for it, and it looked like it was pre scored anyway incase that problem arose.

As for the ground, there were 4 copper wires coming down and wrapped around a screw, so i just attached the green to that one.

And sorry for not describing everything with better clarity, To be honest I just wanted it done and over with so didn't take the time to fully examine everything.

But yet again, Thank you so much.. and now I will as requested.. "Go away" ...... until the next project :p
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Everything is installed and works great! the only problem I had was the metal chasis extended to far to the side and would not allow the dimmer to fit in, So i trimmed a wee bit of the chasis off (was just a 1/2" border around the timmer about 1/8th thick.. I didn't see any use for it, and it looked like it was pre scored anyway incase that problem arose.

As for the ground, there were 4 copper wires coming down and wrapped around a screw, so i just attached the green to that one.

And sorry for not describing everything with better clarity, To be honest I just wanted it done and over with so didn't take the time to fully examine everything.

But yet again, Thank you so much.. and now I will as requested.. "Go away" ...... until the next project :p
Glad it worked out. The front plate of the switches are scored for that reason-putting more than one in the same box.
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I bought the same switch today and found this thread via google. The advice in this thread helped immensely. Thank you very much!
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