Installing new light switch


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Old 01-14-17, 12:57 PM
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Installing new light switch

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I'm installing a new switch but I'm a bit confused by the multiple black wires entering the old switch. I'm trying to install this new Honeywell programmable switch: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm adding some pics of what the old switch looks like...hopefully they show up. Thanks for any assistance.



 
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Old 01-14-17, 01:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Keep the two wires circled in orange connected together with a wirenut and pigtail a short piece of wire from that wirenut to the new switch.

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Old 01-14-17, 01:32 PM
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What you have is power in and power out being effectively spliced at one end of the switch. The other end is the switched hot.
 
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Old 01-14-17, 02:30 PM
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In case you hadn't gleaned it from the previous replies it is best to not use the back stabs because they are less reliable and you can't put two wires under one screw so you need to pigtail the splice.
 
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Old 01-14-17, 03:07 PM
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Thanks everyone. I got the switch installed and it's working fine.
 
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Old 01-14-17, 04:52 PM
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Thank you for letting us know. Good job.
 
 

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