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Light Switch Grounding and Position

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Locate the Ground Screw and Positioning The Switch – The ground wire must be attached to the ground screw on the light switch. The ground screw location may be different with different brand switches.

The Ground Screw and Positioning the Switch

Electrical Question: Where should the ground wire be positioned on a switch?

This electrical wiring question came from: Edward, a Homeowner from Houston, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Edward.

The Ground Screw on a Light Switch

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
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 light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

How to Locate the Ground Screw and Positioning the Switch

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