How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch
Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.
Replace a Dimmer Switch
Electrical Question: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black & white wire and ground.
I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black & white wire and ground.
May I simply install a single pole single throw switch and connect the B & W wires to the switch terminals?
This electrical wiring question came from Richard, a Homeowner in Middletown, Rhode Island.
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How to Replace a Dimmer Switch
Application: Replace a Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Middletown, Rhode Island. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black & white wire and ground.
- Richard, from the information you have provided, Yes – When replacing a standard dimmer switch with a single switch simply install the single switch and connect the wires to the switch terminals.
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