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Replacing an Old Switch with a Dimmer Switch

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Connect Circuit Wiring for a Light Switch or Dimmer Switch: Identifying Old Electrical Wires, Wiring the Dimmer Switch, 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram.

How to Replace an Old Switch with a Dimmer Switch

Electrical Question I am trying to replace an old light switch and install a dimmer.

This electrical question came from: Anthony, a Student from New York, NY, Alabama.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Anthony.

Electrical Answer

Electrical Wiring Connections for a Light Switch and Dimmer Switch



How to Connect Circuit Wiring for a Light Switch or Dimmer Switch

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3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram
Fully explained 3 way dimmer switch wiring diagram will take the mystery out of wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.

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