How to Wire a Double Switch or Triple Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring. Wiring Guide for Wiring Two or Three Switches.


Wiring Guide for Double Switches

Electrical Question: I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring.

This home electrical repairs question came from: Jaime, from San Juan.

Additional Comments: Excellent website. I learned a few tricks browsing thru your answers. I’ll keep it handy from now on.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Jaime.

Wiring a Double Switch or Triple Switch

Application: Wiring a Stack Switch for a Garbage Disposal, or a Triple Switch which can be used for a Broan or other brand Exhaust Fan.
Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuits, turn each circuit OFF and  Tag them with a Note before working with the stack switch wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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