Can I Change The Wiring For My Light Switch?
First you must identify the electrical wiring configuration that presently exists. Then you can determine which additional wiring will be necessary to provide the desired results. Care must be taken to…
Electrical Question from Sveta about Changing Electrical Wiring for Switches
Background: Sveta, a Homeowner from USA
Question: Hi, Can I change a Light fixture to an end-of-run single-pole switch for Light fixtures to an end-of-run DOUBLE-ganged switches?
Best Wishes. Sveta
Thanks for your electrical question Sveta. Yes, however first you must identify the electrical wiring configuration that presently exists. Then you can determine which additional wiring will be necessary to provide the desired results.Â Care must be taken to obey the electrical codes that apply to electrical wire sizes and types and the methods for installing additional electrical wiring using approved electrical materials. Many fully explained wiring instructions and wiring diagrams can be found right here in this website. Just click the links below for more information.
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